At least 50 people, mostly fishermen, have died following a deadly raid on a village in northeastern Nigeria by suspected Boko Haram fighters.
Suspected Boko Haram fighters have killed at least 50 people in a village in northeastern Nigeria, near the country’s border with Chad. The attack occurred in the village of Doron Baga in Borno State – the latest in a recent string of attacks by Boko Haram militants in the area.
At least 50 people were killed in the attack, majority of whom were fishermen. Many people have fled the village, which lies in a remote part of Nigeria close to Lake Chad.
The attack occurred on Friday, but due to the remoteness of many of these villages targeted by Boko Haram, the news of attacks only surfaces days later.
Eyewitnesses say that the fighters arrived on motorbikes, with people attempting to run from them. This attack comes just days after a very similar incident, where suspected Boko Haram fighters riding motorbikes attacked the village of Azaya Kura in the Mafa area of the same Borno State. 45 people were killed in that particular attack.
Doron Baga, the village attacked, was the site of a violent massacre in 2013 due to fighting between the Nigerian military and Boko Haram. That incident, which each side being blamed by groups, destroyed over 2000 homes and killed 185 people.