A seven-man committee constituted by Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, last week, to ascertain if anyone was
abducted by the Boko Horam sect and the actual number of people missing in Bam Village near Buratai town as reported by media has submitted its report.
The committee which was headed by Aliyu Mamman Kachallah noted that Bam-Buratai, the headquarters of Biu Local Government Council, was attacked by terrorists.
According to the report, there were no security operatives before and during the attack which occurred on November 28 at 10pm.
The committee also confirmed that members of Pidigum Mohammed Pindar’s family were abducted including Mrs.
Gambo Pidigum and Mrs. Hamsatu Pidigum, the
first and second wives respectively.
The abducted children are Hauwa’u Pidigum, 8, and a primary 3 school girl, Abdullahi Pidigum, aged 2 years 6 months, Ummi Pidigum, a year and 6 months old girl and Rabi Pidigum, a six- month old girl.
The committee also said that there was no information on the whereabouts of those abducted as at the time of compiling its report.
It also disclosed that four people lost their lives, three died from gunshot injuries, the fourth victim was burnt to death, while five other victims were hospitalised.
The committee noted that more than 300 households, eight vehicles, numerous motorcycles and bicycles were burnt, while three vehicles and bicycles were stolen.
It also said that because the attack occurred at night, it was impossible to ascertain the number of attackers. However, it was observed that they came on motorcycles and bicycles
carrying guns and locally made weapons and majority of them were teenagers.
The committee recommended that efforts be made to rescue the abducted victims.
The committee comprised of Aliyu Mamman Kachalla as Chairman, Mrs. Adama Badawi-Secretary, while Habib Yusuf, Engr Baba Isa, Ibrahim Audu Miringa, Dr Hanna Adama Biu, and Usman Buratai are members.
It would be recalled that Governor Shettima set up the committee, following reports in the media that more girls were abducted by Boko Haram in Borno.

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