44 Boko Haram Members Found Dead
A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram, arrested during a recent operation against the terrorist group by Chadian military, have been found dead in their cell, the country’s chief prosecutor announced Saturday.
Boko Haram Losses 44 Members
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Speaking on national television, Youssouf Tom said the 44 prisoners were found dead in their cell on Thursday.
He said they were among a group of 58 suspects jailed during a recent army operation in the Lake Chad zone.
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“Following the fighting around Lake Chad, 58 members of Boko Haram had been taken prisoner and sent to Ndjamena for the purposes of the investigation,” he said.
“On Thursday morning, their jailers told us that 44 prisoners had been found dead in their cell.”
Tom disclosed that he went to the scene to see surprising occurrence.
According to him, an investigation is ongoing, to determine how the prisoners died.
“We have buried 40 bodies and sent four bodies to the medical examiner for autopsy,” he added.
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