Boko Haram kills 27 fishermen in Cameroon

Boko Haram kills 27 fishermen in Cameroon

At least 27 fishermen were killed and four others kidnapped by the Jamā'at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da'wah wa'l-Jihād, popularly known as the Boko Haram terrorist group, on the shores of Lake Chad, on the border between Cameroon and Nigeria.

The terrorists, suspected to be from the Buduma faction of Abou Ummaymah, on Sunday, April 7, attacked a local fishing community that is home to the majority of Nigeria's fishermen on Kofiya Island, near Darak, in the Republic of Cameroon.

Intelligence sources, according to Zagazola Makama, a counterinsurgency expert and security analyst in Lake Chad, revealed that the terrorists ordered the victims to lie down, tied their hands behind their backs before starting to massacre them.

The sources said the terrorists also abducted four other fishermen after accusing them of spying for the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) faction.

The bodies of the fishermen were later recovered during a search and rescue operation by troops and their colleagues who received word of the victims who fled the scene of the attack.


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