44 prisoners suspected to be members of a Jihadist group Boko Haram have died in a prison in Chad.
The squad of 44 members is reported to have succumbed to poisoning.
Medical examination indicated that four of the Bodies indicated some traces lethal substances which had caused heart attacks in the victims.
The 44 were amongst the 58 suspects that were captured by the army of Chad during an operation that just ended in March.
Prison officers in Chad are currently investigating how the prisoners died.
Reports have it that the prisoners were locked in a small cell and denied food and water for three days because they were suspected to be members of Boko Haram.
However the government of Chad denied the allegations saying they is no ill treatment in prisons because everyone has rights to be observed.
More than 1000 members of the Jihadist group were killed alongside 52 Chadian soldiers in the operation that ran from March 31 to 8 April.