By: Muhammad Ahmed, N’Djamina Chad
Chadian Minister of Public Health and National Solidarity, Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul on Saturday, received three Chadian hostages who were abducted by Boko Haram 10 months ago.
The three hostages were abducted in December 2019, between Ngouboua and Tchoukoutalia by 35 heavily-armed Boko Haram terrorists.
Dandal Kura Radio International Correspondent base in the capital N’Djamina reports that the hostages, Dr. Besso Ernest Mahamat, Chief Medical Officer for Baga Sola district, Azer Adoum, a senior nurse and their driver Ibrahim Adam, were released last week ten kilometres away from Chadian territory and escorted by the army to Daboua in the Lake Chad province.
At the official ceremony of their reception by Minister Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul, one of the hostages, Dr. Besso Ernest Mahamat called for a minute of silence in honor of two Chadian soldiers who were executed in their presence during their incarceration by Boko Haram.
Speaking to our correspondent Dr. Besso Mahamat said a contributing factor to their liberation was the attacks by Chadian soldiers of the “Operation Boma Anger” on the Boko Haram hideout where they were held.
Dr. Besso Mahamat declared that the reaction of the Chadian state to their abduction within the context of the “Operation Boma Anger” was ferocious and was the prime factor in their release.
He revealed that many Boko Haram terrorists were killed during the attacks while those who were wounded were taken care of by himself and the nurse.
He extended his thanks to the Chadian head of state and soldiers of the Operation Boma Anger for carrying out the operations which contributed to their liberation.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Abdoulaye Sabre Fadoul revealed that while serving as Director of Cabinet of President Idris Deby Itno, the head of state closely followed efforts at releasing the hostages, adding there are certain things that cannot be recounted.
The Minister of Public Health and National Solidarity said they must be solidly united in the face of terrorism.
This sad moment would serve as a lesson for them to reinforce their links between the children of this country to confront the terrorism which is being perpetrated in republic of Chad.