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Nigeria: Boko Haram Insurgents Recruiting Fresh Members From IDP’s – Zulum

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Governor of Borno State, Babagana Umara Zulum, has raised alarm that the dreaded Boko Haram insurgents were recruiting fresh members, mostly from internally displaced persons.

Zulum who stated this in an interview with the Hausa Service of the BBC, said the IDPs are tired and bored of staying in the camps, because they were not getting what they really wanted.

The governor also said so far, his government has been able to return displaced persons to Mafa and Kukawa, while plans were on to return people to Kawuri.

He expressed hope that the military will intensify efforts and make it possible for people to return to Baga, Marte, Malam Fatori and Guzamala.

According to Zulum, in the interview monitored by our Correspondent in Maiduguri Babagana Bukar Wakil Ngala, the security situation was improving in Borno State, there was still danger as the Boko Haram elements were still in their hiding places.

Stressing that there will still be problems unless they are traced to their hiding places.

Chasing them away from their headquarters is one of the solutions towards ending insurgency.

He however observed that chasing the Boko Haram elements from Sambisa, needed support from Nigerias neighbours.

The governor explained that to successfully go into the Lake Chad basin and Sambisa forest requires the cooperation of the countries that share a border with Nigeria in the area.

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