Suspected Boko Haram extremists killed 48 fish vendors after setting up a roadblock near Nigeria's border with Chad, the head of their association said Sunday, in the latest violence to hit the country's volatile northeast. "Scores of Boko Haram fighters blocked a route linking Nigeria with Chad on the shores of Lake Chad on Thursday and killed a group of 48 fish traders on their way to Chad to buy fish," said Abubakar Gamandi, head of the fish traders association. Mr Gamandi said the attackers set up a barricade at in Borno state, and stopped a convoy of fish vendors around midday, slaughtering some of them and drowning others in the lake. "The Boko Haram gunmen slit the throats of some of the men and tied the hands and legs of the others before throwing them into the lake to drown," said Mr Gamandi, speaking to AFP by telephone from Maiduguri, the Borno state capital.
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