The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has issued an alert to the general public on the new recruitment tactics devised by Boko Haram terrorists as another means of recruiting unsuspecting youths into their sect. According to a statement released by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, April 20, the terrorists have resorted to have providing loans to young entrepreneurs and artisans in the North East as a way of inducing them for recruitment.
The statement reveals that the major targets of their unholy business engagement are youths in the North East, especially the butchers, traders, tailors, beauticians and other vocational entrepreneurs who could be easily enticed with such loan without paying attention to sundry inherent dangers associated with the acceptance of such goodies from this satanic group or unfamiliar source.
After receiving the loans, the beneficiaries are given the option of either joining the group or risk being killed if they fail to pay the loan as at when due, whereas the payment has been surreptitiously programmed to fail by the donor, Boko Haram.
“It is pertinent to state that having been effectively decimated and degraded, the remnant or surviving splinter groups of Boko Haram are desperate to recruit more people into their ranks and files as a result of sustained onslaught against them by the troops.
“They should be guided to avoid loan or financial assistance from non-conventional source but from conventional financial institutions such as banks, organised trade unions or institutionalised savings and loans establishments. Acting otherwise may lead to painful and untimely death from the blood-thirsty Boko Haram terrorists.”
Republic of Chad reportedly intercepted a large cache of different types of weapons sent from ISIS affiliate in Libya and going to Boko Haram insurgents in the Lake Chad region.
Commander of US special operations in Africa, Brig. Gen. Donald Bolduc, made this revelation in Ndjamena yesterday as US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power came for a visit.
Bolduc stated that the weapons seized two weeks ago, underscores the increasing ties between Boko Haram and the Islamic State, which now has a foothold, from its northern base of Sirte, south of Libya, next door to Chad.