Reuters doesn’t know it, but Boko Haram renamed itself the Islamic State in West Africa last April, after pledging allegiance to the Islamic State. They carried out these attacks in an area where there are many Nigerians who have earlier fled from them.
“Suspected Boko Haram suicide attacks strike Chad,” AFP, October 10, 2015:
Five suicide bombers killed 33 people in Chad and wounded 51 more in a coordinated attack suspected to be the work of the Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram, a local government official said.
Witnesses reported multiple blasts that appeared to target the market in Baga Sola, directly across Lake Chad from Nigeria, and a camp housing refugees who have fled from Boko Haram.
The group have proclaimed an emirate in northeastern Nigeria, enforcing a brutal interpretation of Islamic law, and also pushed into neighbouring countries.
Dimoya Souapebe, the sub-prefect in the town, and a hospital source both confirmed the casualty figures.
“We heard three explosions. The market is on fire right now,” said one security source present in the town….