There were reports of about 60 women abducted in a place near Chibok.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno has ordered an investigation into alleged abduction of 60 women by suspected insurgents in Damboa Local Government Area of the state.
This is contained in a statement by Isa Gusau, his Special Adviser on Communications.
Mr. Gusau stated in Maiduguri on Wednesday that the governor was disturbed by reports on the alleged mass abduction.
“Governor Shettima has read with serious concern, media reports about yet another abduction in part of Damboa Local Government Area of the state.
“He has since directed the chairman of the affected local government and other government officials from the affected areas to make very urgent but accurate enquiries from communities.
“He also directed them report to him as soon as they can, even as security agencies take appropriate actions.
“The governor views the reported abduction with all the seriousness it deserves.
“He is also worried that weighty developments such as information concerning the abduction of 60 persons require careful enquiry in order to obtain information that is comprehensive and beyond any reasonable doubt.
“The governor is worried that only recently, leaders of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association were reported as refuting similar reports that some 30 Fulani women were kidnapped at a community in Chibok,” Mr. Gusau stated.
PREMIUM TIMES had reported on the alleged kidnap of the scores of women.
“The women were abducted between Thursday and Sunday in southern Borno villages of Kummabza, Yaga and Dagu, Damboa local government area, Borno State”, said Abba Aji Khalil, the Command of Sector 5 unit of the Civilian-JTF.
“Some suspected Boko Haram members invaded Kumanza, Yaga and Dagu villages and kidnapped 91 persons. More than sixty married women and young girls, the rest 31 were young men and were forcefully taken away by Boko Haram terrorists. Four villagers who tried to escape were shot dead on the spot,” Mr. Khali added.
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