One Year After, Borno Council Buries Remains Of 81 B’Haram Victims
Chairman of Bama council in Borno state, Alhaji Ali Gujja has said that the remains 81 Boko Haram victims “killed and dumped” into the Yadzeram River at Bama bridge by insurgents, were yesterday exhumed and buried at a cemetery according to Islamic rites.
The remains, comprising mainly skeletons and skulls according to military authorities, were exhumed and collated along the riverbeds by volunteers and some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF).
Addressing newsmen on Thursday at Bama on the ceremonial and religious rites of burying remains of Boko Haram victims, Gujja said that the bodies could not be retrieved from the flowing river, because of insecurity and capture of Bama on September 1, 2014 by insurgents.
“We had no option other than for the 81 bodies to continue to float and eventually buried in river beds and sand for over a year, before some volunteers and members of CJTF took action last week to exhume the remains of the murdered residents,” said Gujja.