The Benue State Police Command has confirmed the killing of 29 fishermen in Borno State by Boko Haram terrorists.
The attack which took place at Mukdolo village in the Gamborun Ngala area of the state, left nine other fishermen with critical injuries.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Sani Kamilu, who confirmed the report to our correspondent on Friday, said the incident happened on Wednesday, March 8, 2023.
It was reported earlier that dozens of the terrorists riding on motorcycles stormed the field shooting sporadically while they surrounded the rest of the 29 victims at gun points after the nine had escaped with injuries.
A source told an online platform, Zagazola Makama, that the attackers used fishing nets to wrap the fishermen, tortured and thereafter opened fire on them.
“They asked them to lay down. Thereafter, they used their fishing net and wrapped it around them before they started torturing them. After they became unconscious, they opened fire at them, killing them instantly,” the source was quoted as saying.
The bodies of the farmers were later recovered during a search and rescue operation by troops who received the news from victims who fled the attack.