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Boko Haram strikes in Borno Lake, kills 31

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Boko Haram strikes in Borno Lake, kills 31

Unread postby Wsj » Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:17 am

At least 31 fishermen have been reportedly killed by Boko Haram around the Lake Chad area of Borno State last weekend.

“Boko Haram attacked and killed over 30 people in different villages of Borno,” Governor Shettima confirmed in a remark during a visit yesterday by the northern governors’ forum.

The governor revealed that some fishermen were ambushed by Boko Haram on a lake at Guguri and Dabar Wanzam villages last weekend.

“Boko Haram attacked the fishermen, killed over 30 of them in the two villages during a fishing expedition,” he added.

It was gathered that the attacks were not reported in Maiduguri, the state capital until yesterday because telecommunication facilities had been cut off by the insurgents in the area since 2014.

Just yesterday, Acting President Yemi Osinbajo unveiled five brand new Super Mushshak aircraft to decisively deal with insecurity, including the dreaded Boko Haram fighters in the Northeastern part of the country.

He said while presenting the aircraft that, “This administration, as promised two years ago, is determined to protect everyone living in the country and their property. That is why it has taken the issue of insurgency/terrorism very seriously.

“The federal government is also including training and capacity building to what we are doing, that is acquisition of more Air hard wear and training, so that our armed forces, especially, the Air Force personnel, can perform better in securing our national integrity.

“On corruption in the system and Boko Haram, we have restrategised, and all these attacks you see are just sign of weakness and we have been doing a lot to see that all these ambushes come to an end. We also want to train civil defence and police so they can join us and move forward, instead of remaining in one place.”

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