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Saraki Calls For Probe On Alleged B’Haram Recruitment In IDPs Camp

Ayodele Afolabi, Abuja

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday, urged security agencies in the country not to treat the rumours that Boko Haram terrorists are recruiting members from Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps in the Northeast with levity but to urgently investigate the issue so as to unravel those behind the act.

In a statement issued in Abuja by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said it has become necessary for the nation’s intelligence outfits to take such rumours seriously with the aim of curtailing the untoward development.

“Seeing that ISIS has been recruiting members from European refugee camps, and the Kenyan government recently had to shut down the world’s largest refugee camp because Al-Shaabab was using the place to train and recruit young people as extremists, it is important that we take the rumours about Boko Haram recruiting from IDP camps seriously,” he restated.

The Senate President further re-echoed his call for a more holistic investigation of alleged diversion of materials meant for the IDPs last week.

He commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), for investigating and arresting a contractor who allegedly diverted 60 trucks of grains that were allocated to IDPs in Borno State by the Federal Government (FG).

He said in order to secure aid and funding from international partners, there was a need for a better coordinated response by the FG to the situation in the North East.

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