The Nigerian Defence Headquarters’ Director of Information, Maj. Gen. John Eneche has countered the United Nations’ claim of 110 people being killed over the weekend in Borno.
According to some initial news reports the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Edward Kallon said no fewer than 110 farmers were killed in Saturday, November 28 attack on rice farms in Zabarmari community in Borno state.
Reacting to this in an interview on Channels Television today November 30, Eneche stated that what the military have so far counted with the locals is 43 bodies. He noted that the military is still searching for dead bodies, while also admitting that some people ran into the bush during the attack.
He added that while there is a possibility of the death toll rising, he is however hopeful that those who ran into the bush will return alive.