44 suspected Boko Haram members found dead in Chad prison

The group of men appeared to have been poisoned, according to country’s chief prosecutor A group of 44 suspected members of Boko Haram who had been arrested in Chad during a recent operation against the jihadist group have been found dead in their prison cell apparently poisoned, Chad’s chief prosecutor has announced. Speaking on national television on Saturday, Youssouf Tom said the prisoners had been found dead on Thursday. Autopsies on four dead prisoners revealed traces of a lethal substance which caused heart attacks in some victims and severe asphyxiation in others, he said. The dead men were among a group of 58 suspects captured during a major army operation around Lake Chad launched by the president, Idriss Déby Itno, at the end of March. Continue reading...