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Borno Governor Exposes Boko Haram New Recruitment Strategy


Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has revealed that the dreaded Boko Haram terrorist group is recruiting new members mostly from the internally displaced persons (IDPs).

In an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, the Borno governor stated that IDPs may be forced to joined the insurgency group.

He warned the IDP’s are tired and bored of staying in the camps because they are not getting what they need.

Babagana Zulum said: “Truly, the Boko Haram sect is working on people to join them. This is frightening. If the IDPs living in camps could not get what they are looking for, especially the opportunity to go back to their various towns and return to the farm, they may be forced to join the Boko Haram sect.”

“It is important that they go back to their various towns because no government can continue to be feeding them continuously,” he added.

The governor noted that though the security situation was improving in Borno, there is still danger as the Boko Haram insurgents were still in their hiding place.

“The sect members are hiding at the Lake Chad area and the Sambisa forest. There will still be a problem unless they are traced to their hiding places. Chasing them away from their headquarters is one of the solutions towards ending the insurgency,” he said.

On whether the Insurgents still occupy some places in Nigeria, he said, “truly, there is no place under the occupation of Boko Haram. But there are places with no people there. What I mean is that people are yet to return to their places of origin.

“I swear by Allah, before the coming of Buhari, the security situation in Borno had deteriorated. At that time, 20 local government areas where under Boko Haram. Now, it’s not so.”

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