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Nigeria: ISWAP massacred 26 fishermen in Borno

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Nigeria: ISWAP massacred 26 fishermen in Borno

By: Zagalola Makama

At least 26 fishermen were shot dead in an attack by suspected Islamic State of the West African (ISWAP) militants in the Nigeria’s northeastern Gamborun Ngala, in Borno, security sources said on Wednesday.

The fishermen were killed while fishing and fetching firewood in Mukdolo village, located about 19 kilometers north of Dikwa Town.

An informed sources told NEWSng that when dozens of the terrorists riding on motorcycles stormed the field and began shooting sporadically.

The source said that nine among the victims managed to fled, among them, three with bullet wounds but the gunmen surrounded the rest of the 26 victims..

The source said “They asked them to lay down. Thereafter, they used their fishing net and wrapped on them before they started torturing them. After they became unconscious, they opened fire at them, killing them all.

The bodies of the 26 fishermen were later recovered during search and rescue operation by troops who received the news by victims who fled the attack.

The attack on these civilians came one week after the troops of Operation Hadin Kai intercepted and killed one Commander of the jihadists and some of his fighters during a fighting patrol in Mukdolo village.

Nigeria: ISWAP massacred 26 fishermen in Borno

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