Chad appeals for aid for refugees who fled Boko Haram attacks

January 8, 2015 7:01 PM

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N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad's prime minister has appealed for international aid for thousands of Nigerian refugees who fled attacks by Islamist militant group Boko Haram across the border into the Lake Chad region.

Around 2,000 Nigerians and 500 Chadians crossed the border into Chad in recent days, joining around 1,000 Nigerians who arrived some months ago, Prime Minister Kalzeubet Pahimi said.

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