31 Fishermen Killed by Boko Haram in Borno

No fewer than 31 fishermen have been killed by Boko Haram insurgents in Baga, Borno State.
The fishermen were killed separately at Duguri, Dabar-Wanzam of Kukawa Local Government of the state.
A member of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) who pleaded anonymity said 17 persons were killed at Dabar-Wanzam while 14 others were killed at Duguri.
Reports had it that the lifting of ban on fishing at the Nigerian side of Lake Chad by the military attracted many people to the community.
Boko Haram, it was gathered had relied on the proceeds of fishing in the area to fund terrorism.
A report by THISDAY said the incident was confirmed by the Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, during the presentation of relief materials donated to the state by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Maiduguri.
Shettima said the terrorists were maiming many people in the Lake Chad Basin.
He said, “Somebody called me this morning and informed me that the insurgents had killed 31 fishermen in the Lake Chad Basin.
“The security agencies have not commented on the attack so you cannot confirm it.
“This shows the level of crisis we faced in the state as the so-called Jihadists continued with their inhuman acts in the Lake Chad basin.”
The Governor however commended the military for their efforts in the fight against insurgency in the state.

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