Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State says Boko Haram agitators have started recruiting children in the state due to the increase in unemployment.
The Governor raised the alarm on Thursday, September 17, 2020, in Maiduguri, Borno state capital when he got an advisory group of individuals from the place of agents.
While tending to the rep individuals, Zulum said more than 700,000 IDPs in Monguno, and 400,000 in Gamboru Ngala, have no admittance to their farmlands.
He included that the proceeded with remain of physically fit individuals in the IDP could intensify the security emergency in the state.
He said, “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.”
Zulum, however, urged the lawmakers to work out sustainable policies to ensure the safe return of IDPs to their communities.