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‘Boko Haram Recruiting Children’ – Nigerian Governor Raises Alarm!

Boko Haram terrorists of Nigeria are recruiting children into the Islamic jihadist cult, Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State – the home of the terrorist group – has raised alarm.

Zulum blamed the recruitment of children into the terrorist group on the high rate of unemployment in the state. He said this while receiving a committee of members of the House Of Representatives at his office in Maiduguri.

He also revealed that there are more than 700,000 Internally Displaced Persons in Monguno and another 400,000 in Gamboru Ngala without access to their farmlands.

“The only solution we have now is to ensure the safe return of our people to their homes in a dignified manner.

“If nothing is done believe me sincerely we shall face a very serious challenge even more than what we are facing now.

“This is because right now the insurgents are recruiting many of our children into the sect because of the increasing unemployment rate,” he said.

He, however, said that the solution to this problem is to

The governor, proffering solutions, recommended a shift from short term Humanitarian support to longer-term development and sustainable solution with the safe return of internally displaced persons to their communities.

NEWS/PHOTO SOURCE: News Agencies

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