ISWAP Militants Chop Off Fishermen’s Hands in Controversial Theft Charges
ISWAP militants have recently severed the hands of two fishermen in Marte, Borno, after accusing them of stealing fish.
The fishermen were part of a larger group engaged in fishing activities under the control of ISWAP, where they were subject to levies and taxes.
The two fishermen, according to sources familiar with the sad incident, incurred the wrath of the militants when they were found to have failed to pay their taxes, resulting in the confiscation of eight cartons of fish by the terrorists.
After loading the fish onto their canoe, the militants were forced to abandon two cartons due to space constraints.
Subsequently, the fishermen secretly retrieved the two abandoned cartons, leading to their arrest by ISWAP on charges of theft.
Following their arrest, the leader of the militant group ordered that the men's hands be cut off in accordance with Sharia law.