Militants, disguised as traders attacked fishermen, on an island at Lake Chad, bordering Cameroon and Chad killing at least 50 people.
local mayor Ali Ramat told the BBC that a survivor who had escaped the attack said Suspected Boko Haram militants have killed at least 50 people believed to be a mixture of nationalities, some of whom had been fishing on the lake.
The attack happened on 22 December, but news from the remote area is only just beginning to come out. the mayor of Darak in Cameroon’s Far North Region, told the BBC that among those killed were at least 20 Cameroonians. An unknown number of people are still unaccounted for.
In late December, local community members sent a search party to the area of the attack and found dead bodies floating in the water,
Regional Governor Midjiyawa Bakary confirmed that the attack had happened.
Mayor Ramat said the area had become a hotspot for Boko Haram attacks since Chadian soldiers stopped patrolling it alleging that the Multi-National Joint Task Force was ill equipped to patrol the area
Boko Haram a militia group, formed in Nigeria in 2009, has since spread its activities to neighbouring Chad, Cameroon and Niger