Nigeria: Muslims open fire on fishermen, murdering 37 people

“Make ready for them all that you can of force and of warhorses, so that by them you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy…” (Qur’an 8:60)

“Jihadists kill 37 fishermen in north Nigeria, say militia,” Africa News, March 9, 2023 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Jihadists in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state have killed at least 37 fishermen, militia sources and a local told AFP on Thursday, in the latest violence in the region.

Boko Haram insurgents who operate in the area alongside rivals linked the Islamic State group, ISWAP, often target locals to steal or because they accuse them of spying for the military or militiamen fighting them.

On Wednesday evening, a dozen fighters believed to be with Boko Haram opened fire on a group of fishermen outside Guggo village, 18 kilometers (12 miles) from the town of Dikwa, three sources said.

“We have recovered 37 bodies last night along the river bank and nearby bushes,” militia leader Babakura Kolo told AFP.

“The figure is not exhaustive and search for more bodies is ongoing in surrounding bushes,” Kolo said.

The fishermen were sorting out their catch of the day on the bank of a river when they were ambushed. Some scampered for safety, said a second militia member Umar Ari who gave the same death toll.

“The terrorists pursued the fishermen as they tried to flee, shooting them dead but three managed to escape and alerted Dikwa about the attack,” Ari said….

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