No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attacks yet, but Chadian security officials who spoke to the Associate Press said they believe the attack was carried out by women who could have been members of the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram.
The Chad’s state TV, meanwhile, has broadcasted a statement that put the number of lost lives at a total of 19, including the four bombers, and a number of injured people at 130.
“Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in three different places at the weekly market on Loulou Fou, an island in Lake Chad,” sources told AFP.
Chad, along with Niger and Cameroon, has played a critical role in aiding the Nigerian army in the latter’s attempts to retake portions of northern Nigeria from the terrorist group. In response to these losses, Boko Haram has stepped up its attacks in Nigeria’s ally countries.