On Monday, November 30, 2015, reports emerged that several teenage girls were abducted in Biu, Borno State by assailants suspected to be Boko Haram insurgents. As at the time of filing this report, military authorities are yet to confirm or debunk the kidnap claims.
As public apprehension continues to grow, the Governor Kashim Shettima-led state government on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 inaugurated seven-man committee to ascertain the authenticity of the report, giving the committee three days to report back to him.
Speaking through a statement, Governor Shettima disclosed that he had met with members of the committee, which he said was made up of indigenes of Biu local government area directing them submit their findings on Friday, December 4, 2015.
He further availed that the committee is chaired by a member of the state House of Assembly, representing Biu, Aliyu Kachalla, with Mrs. Adama Badawi as secretary.
Other members of the committee include Habib Yusuf, Mrs. Baba Isa, Usman Buratai, Ibrahim Audu Miringa and Dr Adama Biu.
The Governor went on to urge citizens of the state to remain calm and go about their normal businesses as the state government was working very hard, day and night to support security agencies and youth volunteers to end the Boko Haram insurgency which has pitched tent in the state.