Boko Haram Kill 30 or More Fishermen in Raids near Lake Chad

ICC Note:

Boko Haram killed at least 30 Fishermen in and around the Lake Chad area of Northern Nigeria between Saturday and Monday. The group has made a resurgence in recent months and has claimed the lives of at least 140 people since June 1 of this year. This all comes shortly after the Vice President called on the military to catch the leader of Boko Haram in 40 days or less. The terrorist organization, has shown that they are not willing to go so easily. 

08/09/2017 Nigeria (Reuters) – Boko Haram militants killed at least 30 fishermen in raids on communities around Lake Chad in northeastern Nigeria, the governor of Borno state, residents and military sources said on Tuesday.

The raids are part of renewed attacks by the militant Islamist group which, prior to the latest attacks, have led to at least 113 people being killed by insurgents since June 1.

Last month members of an oil prospecting team were kidnapped in the restive Lake Chad Basin region, prompting a rescue bid that left at least 37 dead including members of the team.

It was carried out by a Boko Haram faction allied to Islamic State which has been active around Lake Chad.

Kashim Shettima, governor of Borno state which is at the epicenter of the insurgency, told journalists that Boko Haram militants had attacked and killed over 30 people in different villages in the latest attacks.

 

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