Chad Under State of Emergency Over Islamic Attacks

Photo Credit: Rebecca Musarra
Photo Credit: Rebecca Musarra

Chad (Mission Network News) Lake Chad has been the source of enough problems. Boko Haram attacks on Sunday and Monday left little choice other than to crack down.

Todd Nettleton, a spokesman for the Voice of the Martyrs USA, explains, “The government of Chad has declared a state of emergency in that region right along the Nigerian border. This gives the authorities the right to restrict the movement of people and vehicles. It gives the right to search homes and recover arms [weapons].”

Suicide bomb attacks have been increasing in frequency in the region. Nigeria’s home-grown Islamic extremist group has been using girls and women, raising fears that kidnapped victims were forced to carry out this part of the terrorists’ agenda. Today, Boko Haram is in Niger, Cameroon, Chad, and Nigeria.

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