The ancestors of the Babur Bura People has been believed to be among those that migrated from Yemen through Sudan through the Chad Basin [Kanem of Borno region] to the present Babur Bura land in Borno and Adamawa state. The Babur Bura can also be found in Borno state in the following Local Government Areas: Biu, Hawul, Kwaya kusar, Shani and Bayo while in Adamawa State, they reside mainly in Garkida in Gombi Local Government Area. Also read: Most Secluded Nigerian Culture: Who Are The Kambari People?
Before the advent of Islam and Christainity in the 1920’s, the Bura had their traditional religion known as Hyel or Hyel- taku. Their gods are represented by various objects such as water, stones, mountains or forests. And most sacrifices to gods are made on Saturday, so it is a special day, the chief priest is called Mythmaker Haptu. 5 Beliefs And Taboos In Ancient Igboland
The Babur Bura language is linguistically classified as Afro-Asiatic, Chadic and Biu-Mandara. The Bura language has great affinity and similarity with Chibok, Marghi, Higgi , Kilba and Bazza. 5 Most Spoken African Languages
Bura has a way of marriage policy when a female child is born, a suitor may propose by throwing a leafy branch of a certain tree into the mother’s hut. If he is accepted, he gives gifts as the girl grows up. He then works on her father’s farm and makes Zana matting for them when she reaches marriageable age, he organizes his friends to capture her and bring her to his house.Then the remaining part of the bride price is settled, which is not a insists amount and arrangements for the marriage ceremony are concluded. Marriage In Africa: 5 Most Unusual African Marriage Traditions