The District Head of Zabarmari area of Borno, Zana Bukar, has dismissed reports that an unidentified number of women and girls were abducted during last Saturday’s attack by Boko Haram.
But speaking to The Punch on Friday, Bukar said that no woman or girl from the community is missing.
He said, “No, no, we didn’t lose any woman or single lady from this community to the attack. All those affected were young males between the ages of 13 and 30. Though some of them were newly-weds, some with very young families; others were mostly school-age boys who were hired to harvest on the farm for some fee.
“We heard the rumors that some women were also killed but it is not true. The governor was here; we confirmed to him that those slain were all males. So, I don’t know where that rumor emanated from, but definitely not from our village.”