About 26 fishermen have been killed in an attack said to be carried out by fighters of the Islamic State of the West African Province (ISWAP) militants in Gamborun Ngala local government area of Borno.
Security sources told Vanguard that the fishermen were fishing and fetching firewood in Mukdolo village, located at the north of Dikwa Town when dozens of the terrorists riding on motorcycles stormed the fishing field and began shooting sporadically.
Nine persons among the victims managed to flee the scene, amongst them were three who sustained bullet wounds, but the gunmen surrounded 26 other victims.
A source told the publication;
“The terrorists asked the victims to lay down. Thereafter, they used their fishing net and wrapped the victims before they started torturing them. After that they became unconscious, the terrorists opened fire at them, killing 26 persons instantly.
“The bodies of the 26 victims were later recovered during search and rescue operation by troops who received the news by victims who fled the attack”.
This is coming barely a 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.