Boko Haram Kills Fishermen In Borno

Boko Haram Kills Fishermen In Borno

Members of the terrorist group, Boko Haram, took their violence to another level recently when they slit the throats of 10 fishermen in villages near Baga community in Borno state. 

A leading fisherman and a resident in the area, Abubakar Gamandi, narrated what happened to AFP, “On Monday around 4 pm (1500 GMT), Boko Haram attacked three villages on the shores of Lake Chad where they slaughtered 10 people, all of them fishermen."

The account was confirmed by another local fisherman, Buhari Dan-Malam.

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He said,"Boko Haram gunmen came around 4:00 pm and they attacked three villages (that are five kilometres/three miles from Doron Baga). They slit the throats of 10 people.

The villages attacked were Bundaram, where they killed four people, Fishdam, where they killed two people, and Kwatar Mali, where they killed four people.

"Boko Haram decided not to use guns so as not to attract the attention of soldiers from Baga. This is why they used knives to slaughter their victims.

"In the last one month, residents in the Baga area displaced by the Boko Haram takeover of the area in January have been returning to some villages secured by the military to continue their fishing business.

"They take their (fish) catch back to Maiduguri (the state capital) to sell and make a living because living in the IDP (internally displaced people) camps has become difficult due to lack of food."

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Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has signified his desire to negotiate with the dreaded Boko Haram sects if they are ready to lay down their arms so that peace can reign.


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Jerrywright Ukwu Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at

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