This menace is getting way out of hand.
Suspected Boko Haram extremists ambushed and slaughtered 48 fish vendors near Nigeria’s border with Chad, the head of their association said, the latest violence to hit the country’s volatile northeast.
“Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad near the fishing village of Doron Baga on the shores of Lake Chad on Thursday and killed a group of 48 fish traders? on their way to Chad to buy fish,” Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fish traders association, told AFP.
Gamandi said that after setting up a barricade at Dogon Fili, 15 kilometres (nine miles) from Doron Baga in Borno state, the attackers stopped a convoy of fish vendors around midday, silently slaughtering some and drowning others in the lake.
President Goodluck Jonathan Vows To End Insurgency
President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday said that the Federal Government as well as the Nigerian Armed Forces and security agencies are working hard to ensure that the capture of any territory in Nigeria by Boko Haram ends soon.
President Jonathan who was speaking in London at the opening of Nigeria’s Honorary International Investment Council (HIIC), assured the gathering that the Armed Forces and security agencies were making steady gains in recovering areas taken by the sect.
The President also seized the opportunity of the occasion to call for greater support from the National Assembly for the Federal Government’s efforts to curb terrorism, insurgency and insecurity in the country.
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