The Chadian Army has said its officers killed about 207 members of the Islamic sect called Boko Haram since their onslaught on the group started.
In a statement issued on Tuesday by the country’s army authorities, the insurgents were feared dead in a gun duel near a Nigerian town close to the border with Cameroon called Garambu.
The statement disclosed that only one Chadian soldier was gunned down in the fight, while nine others were wounded.
The Chadian Army further claimed that large quantities of small arms and ammunition and two pick-up vehicles were recovered from the terrorists.
In January 2015, the African Union approved the formation of a regional force to battle Boko Haram that has been carrying out deadly attacks in northern Nigeria.
Military personnel from Cameroon, Chad and Niger have joined their Nigerian counterpart to flush out the militants from towns bordering the respective countries.