NewsTerrorists Attack Fishermen In Borno, Kill Over 30

Terrorists Attack Fishermen In Borno, Kill Over 30

May 30, (THEWILL) – At least 31 fishermen have been reported killed and 40 others missing after suspected Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists launched a deadly attack on Tunbun Rogo, a fishing community in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

National President of the Fish Dealers Association of Nigeria, Mohammed Laminu, who confirmed the incident, said the fishermen were attacked on Tuesday night. He said the victims were fishermen from Monguno, Doron Baga, Cross Kauwa, and Baga towns.

“We are saddened by the killing of our fishermen by terrorists in Baga. Forty fishermen are still missing as of today. We called on the government and Nigerian military to do more in protecting citizens against attacks from terrorists. The activities of terrorists are crippling our fishing business,” he said.


Speaking to newsmen, an eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said the terrorists killed 31 fishermen.

“The corpses of the victims remain in the bush, while others who fled to nearby bushes are gradually returning with wounds, receiving treatment at a military base in Cross Kauwa.

“The terrorists stormed the area, armed with weapons, and rounded the fishermen before opening fire. The attack occurred after the fishermen had been ordered by the military to vacate the area for a clearance operation. Despite complying with the order, the terrorists targeted them upon their return.

“We were gathered by the terrorists who claimed they wanted to preach to us. Instead, their commander ordered our execution. 31 fishermen were killed and over 40 of us managed to escape. One of the terrorists was punished by their commander for allowing some of us to flee,” the eyewitness said.

Meanwhile, authorities in Borno have not issued any statement on the incident.

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