Boko Haram Insurgents kill 31 Fishermen in Lake Chad

Boko Haram Insurgents kill 31 Fishermen in Lake Chad

The Boko Haram insurgents launched two separate attacks on Lake Chad Monday night, killing 31 fishermen.

Some of the fishermen and vigilantes who escaped the massacre told our correspondent that the terrorists attacked the fishermen at the fishing islands of Duguri and Dabar Wanzam and hacked them to death.

According to a member of vigilante group, the insurgents killed 14 fishermen at Duguri and 17 in Dabar Wanzam.

Following the lifting of ban on fishing at Lake Chad by the Federal Government, the fishermen had paddled their canoes to the place for fishing on Friday but were attacked by the Boko Haram.

However, the news of the killings could not get to the public quickly because the insurgents had destroyed the only communication mast in the area.

“It was attacked and pulled down by Boko Haram some years back,” a fisherman, Sallau Inuwa said.

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“The attackers split into two groups. The first group of attackers attacked Duguri while the second group of attackers went to nearby Dabar Wanzam where they were waiting for those who fled the attack in Duguri.

Meanwhile the terrorists spared one of the fishermen but sent him to Baga to report the killings to the Nigerian Army, Operation Lafia Dole.

“They packed the dead bodies of the fishermen in his boat and asked him to go and report to the soldiers,” the vigilante member said.