Wednesday, 15 June 2016

42 fishermen bodies butchered by Boko Haram pulled from Lake Chad

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The bodies of 42 fishermen, who were killed by the Islamist group, Boko Haram, have been pulled from Lake Chad in Cameroon, the country's military has announced.

The men had been seized on 8 June from the village of Darak, located near the Nigerian border, by militants who also killed 10 fishermen in nearby Touboun Ali on 6 June and 32 soldiers in Bosso, Niger on 3 June.

"Cameroonian sailors and villagers... saw several bodies floating on the water and immediately alerted security forces," Cololenl Nomo Jean Claude told the African news website the Daily Sabah. "We recovered 42 bodies from the water between Saturday and Sunday. After identification, we found they were of Cameroonian, Nigerian and Chadian nationality. The bodies were immediately handed over to the families for burial."'