Zabarmari Massacre: UN withdraws ‘110’ casualty figure


The United Nations (UN) has withdrawn its initial casualty figure of 110 farmers being killed by Boko Haram in Zabarmari community of Borno state.

Making clarification on Monday, November 30, the international agency said the figure was not yet confirmed.

Eve Sabbagh, UN’s head of public information in Nigeria said the “110 casualty figure” was not properly sourced.

She said;

“Please note the number of 110 civilians killed on Saturday’s attack is an unconfirmed number and the correct version of the statement by the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator is the one published yesterday on Reliefweb and used on OCHA Nigeria’s Twitter account."

In another statement released by the UN, the casualty was replaced with “tens of civilians”, while other parts of the piece remain the same.

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