Governor Babagana Zulum has lamented that Boko Haram terrorists are recruiting youths in the state.
While receiving a committee of members of the House Of Representatives at his office in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, the governor made it known that the ugly new trend is a result of the high rate of unemployment and the continued stay of able-bodied people in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps.
“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.
Zulum, however suggested that the solution to this problem is to shift from short term Humanitarian support to longer-term development and sustainable solution with the safe return of internally displaced persons to their communities.