Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, has cried out on the increasing alarm of children being recruited into the deadly Boko Haram sect.
The Governor while receiving a committee of members of the House of Representatives at his office in Maiduguri attributed the recruitment of kids into the deadly sect, to the high rate of unemployment in the state.
He also disclosed the number of Internally Displaced Persons in Monguno and Gamboru Ngala, which stood about the figures of 700,000 and 400,000 respectively as they have been deprived of the access to their farmlands.
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“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,” the Governor said.