Chadian soldiers are part of the G5 Sahel Force, a US-trained West African task force deployed to counter Boko Haram [Emmanuel Braun/Reuters]

More than a dozen people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on a fishing village in western Chad on Tuesday, a government official has said.

“There were 14 dead, five wounded and 13 missing in the attack” near the village of Kaiga on the shores of Lake Chad, Imouya Souabebe, the prefect of the region, told AFP news agency on Wednesday.

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Kaiga lies in marshland in a remote, sprawling region where the borders of four countries – Cameroon, Chad, Nigeria and Nigeria – meet.

The village is about 60km (35 miles) from the border with northeast Nigeria, the springboard

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