Boko Haram Militants Seize Lake Chad's Karamga Island
Boko Haram Militants Seize Lake Chad’s Karamga Island (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Islamic militants Boko Haram has seized the island of Karamga in Lake Chad from Niger’s army, killing “many” soldiers, Reuters reports.


Hundreds of armed fighters from the Islamic militant group aboard motorised canoes attacked the island of Karamga at dawn on Saturday, army and government sources said.

“There were many (Niger soldiers) dead on Saturday, considerably more than in the first attack,” said one of the army sources, referring to a battle in February for control of the same island in which seven Niger soldiers died.