Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Boko Haram kills 5 fishermen in Borno

By News Express on 18/03/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 605

 •Boko Haram insurgents
•Boko Haram insurgents

Suspected Boko Haram jihadists killed five fishermen on a remote island in northeastern Nigeria for aiding the search for dozens of schoolgirls kidnapped last month by the jihadists, a local official said Saturday.

“Five men who went fishing near the border with Chad were shot dead,” said Abubakar Gamandi, president of the fisheries union in Borno state, where the killings occurred.

He said the attack happened on Tudun Umbrella island in Lake Chad, which borders Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.

Members of the militant Islamist group stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, in February, taking 110 girls with them as they fled.

month by the jihadists, a local official said Saturday.

“Five men who went fishing near the border with Chad were shot dead,” said Abubakar Gamandi, president of the fisheries union in Borno state, where the killings occurred.

He said the attack happened on Tudun Umbrella island in Lake Chad, which borders Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon.

Members of the militant Islamist group stormed the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, in February, taking 110 girls with them as they fled.

The Dapchi kidnapping rekindled painful memories of a similar mass abduction by Boko Haram four years ago, when more than 200 schoolgirls were taken from Chibok in an act that shocked the world.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari called the February 19 abduction a “national disaster” and a widespread hunt for the girls is under way.

Gamandi said the fishermen were killed because they were assisting the military in the search.

“Fishermen have been assisting the military in the operation to locate the schoolgirls because we know the terrain well,” he told AFP.

Boko Haram have repeatedly attacked fishermen in the border region around Lake Chad in recent years.

Nigeria’s battle against the extremist group in northeastern regions has left more than 20,000 people dead and forced more than 1.5 million to flee their homes since 2009. (AFP)

Source News Express

Posted 18/03/2018 05:37:23 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+


 

CLASSIFIED ADS

 

You may also like...
Human Rights Watch kicks against Russia’s ban on...

APC loses 4 House of Reps members

2 docked over visa scam

SERAP sues NYSC over failure to publish Kemi...

Why we suspended consular services in Abuja —...

Soldiers kill 4 voters in Kebbi

2019: Buhari will lose re-election bid — Top...

‘Enough is Enough!’: Jonathan orders troops deployment to...

RIGHTSView, By EMMANUEL ONWUBIKO: On Aba Military/Police Massacre...

My mission as Rivers Governor —Amaechi

Corruption trial: Prosecution confronts senior advocate with damning...

Journalists in court over election dispute

 

Latest News 2019: APC buying PVCs at N3,000, N10,000 — PDP Salaries, pensions: NLC draws battle-line with governors Having sex in a car in public not a crime, says Police Buhari’s refusal to sign Electoral Act, a ploy to rig 2019 elections — Wike NIS launches gun-boat in Cross River to curb illegal migration 2019: Buhari, Atiku, others sign Peace Accord Edo Govt. seals deal to effect permanent repairs on all potholes in the state No plan to increase petrol pump price — PPPRA Woman’s outrage as alleged rapist walks free Shell emerges Local Content Operator of the year Electoral Act: Override Buhari, Peter Obi Support Network tells NASS Oyo APA guber candidate accuses NURTW of campaigning for APC candidates

 

Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (429,673 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (394,677 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (327,589 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (280,906 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (247,734 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (229,210 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (212,017 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (193,222 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (179,511 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (170,384 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (167,172 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (153,656 views)

 

Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking

 

Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (76) Business & Economy (3,873) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (972) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (575) Features (679) Global Business Monitor (311) International (2,806) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (69) News (41,345) Opinion (1,150) Pidgin (13) Politics (8,120) Religion (911) Sports (1,815) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update

 

 

 

 

APO Group Partner

 

 

CLASSIFIED ADS

GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member

 

 

Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera