The Adamawa State Government has said that it cannot confirm the reported abduction of about 60 women in Mangoro and Garta villages, in Madagali Local Government, by members of the Boko Haram terrorist group.
The Director of Press and Public Affairs to the Adamawa State Governor, Phineas Elisha, told Channels Television via the telephone that the government cannot presently access the area.
Hundreds of Boko Haram members were said to have overrun the town on motorcycles and vans in a rampage on Saturday.
Forty of the women were said to have been abducted in Waga, Mangoro and the other 20 were taken from Grata.
Also, residents said that the insurgents burnt houses and abducted many young women, forcing them to flee the area.