Some armed men suspected to be members of the Boko Haram attacked and killed 56 fishermen in Doron-Baga, a community in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, premium Times reports.
“According to the reports we have so far received from our members in Baga, the killed fishermen were returning from a fishing expedition they set out for on Thursday night”, Muhammed Gava, the spokesperson of the Nigeria Vigilante Group in Borno State, told journalists on Sunday.
Mr. Gava added that “the gunmen forced them off their boats, and, at gunpoint, began to slaughter them one after the other.”
“They slaughtered 48 of them whose corpses our members found near the river, while corpses of 8 others whose necks had bruises were found floating near the river bank.
“The bodies that were recovered from the river were of those whom we suspect the Boko Haram terrorists’ knives could not pierce through their skins, so they had to tie their legs and hands with ropes, then dropped them into the river to die,” he added.