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Nigerian Military Invade Mukdolo, Kill Terrorists Who Massacred Fishermen

After days of hunting, troops invaded the Mukdolo enclave and killed dozens of terrorists responsible for the death of over 30 farmers in early March.

Dozens of Boko Haram terrorists believed to be responsible for the Mar.10 massacre of 32 fishermen of Dikwa were killed on Saturday in a raid by Nigerian troops. 

Multiple sources familiar with the incident said troops who had been trailing the deadly terrorists finally raided their hideout around Mukdolo river in Gamboru Ngala local government area of Borno state, Northeast Nigeria on March 25th. 

HumAngle reported how 32 fishermen in Dikwa were killed in cold blood while fishing on the Mukdolo river in Gamboru-Ngala local government area. The incident was the single most enormous onslaught on the displaced civilian population in recent times after the November 2021 massacre of Zabarmari farmers

The Borno state government had described the sad event as a confirmation that peace has not fully returned to the hinterlands despite the mass relocation of IDPs from Maiduguri camps to their local government headquarters. 

A military source who spoke to HumAngle on the event said the troops of the counter-terrorism force, Operation Hadin Kai,  in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), “stormed the hideout of ISWAP in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, killing 41 of the terrorists including a Commander.”

A local security source and official of CJTF, Ibrahim Ajimi, also confirmed the development to a HumAngle reporter in a phone conversation. 

“General Waidi and his boys have been on their trail since the attack on those fishermen,” he said. 

“We almost got them last week when they carried out the mass burial of the corpses of their members that were killed when they attacked Mafa on election day, but we didn’t receive the information on time; until last night when the troops finally gave them a surprise visit.” 

Many of them were killed while certain commanders fled in disarray as the military set their mostly thatched homes ablaze after recovering weapons and properties. 

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Abdulkareem Haruna

Abdulkareem Haruna is a Nigerian journalist who has provided extensive coverage of the Lake Chad conflict in north-eastern Nigeria for over a decade. A graduate of English Language with a Diploma in Mass Communications. He previously worked as an assistant editor with Premium Times and Leadership Newspaper. Haruna has a strong knowledge of the Northeast and follows the trends in the region closely.

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