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ICC Note:  Boko Haram killed 16 Christian fishermen in Nigeria late last month, according to reports.  The July 27th attack on the shore of Lake Chad saw the insurgents slit the throats of the fishermen; avoiding gunshots to likely evade the army and other authorities.  The mass murder of the 16 fishermen occurred on the same day that Boko Haram attacked two Christian villages in Borno State, Nigeria, killing a total of 29.  The assault continues Boko Haram’s spree of violence in its quest to form an Islamic State in West Africa.

Samuel Smith

8/03/15, Nigeria (Christian Post) – The Boko Haram terrorist outfit in Northeast Nigeria has killed 16 Christian men on the shores of Lake Chad by slitting their throats, an international Catholic humanitarian organization is reporting.

According to the website for the Italian office of the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, the Islamic State-affiliated militant group sliced the throats of 16 Christian fishermen last Monday on Lake Chad in Nigeria’s Borno state.

Although previous reports suggested that only 10 fishermen were killed by Boko Haram in attacks on three villages off the shores of Lake Chad, sources close to the incident told the Bishop Rosario Pio Ramolo, who presides over the Chadian Archdiocese of N’Djamena, that there were 16 victims, all of whom originated from Chad.

The head of the fisher’s union in the Borno state, Abubakar Gamandi told AFP that the attacks occurred around 4 p.m. on July 27 and took place in the villages of Bundaram, Fishdam and Kwatar Mali.

Gamandi said the militants carried out their attacks without drawing the attention of military troops who recently secured the town of Baga from Boko Haram and have allowed fisherman and other residents to return to the village.

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