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Insecurity: Buhari Says Boko Haram is Strong in Nigeria Because of Poverty, Unemployment

As Boko Haram continues to wreak havoc in the northeast part of the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has

revealed the reason the terrorist group is so strong in the country.

According to the Nigerian president, the fueling of insurgency is largely by youth unemployment and poverty.

However, According to report, Buhari said this in an interview aired on Thursday, June 10.

The Nigerian leader said he believes his government has done a lot to fight the terrorists but the problem in the

“northeast is very difficult.”

He said he believes the majority of the Boko Haram members are Nigerians after being told so by the Borno state

governor, Babagana Zulum.

On Insecurity: Bandits want peace

In another report, popular Islamic cleric, Sheik Ahmad Gumi, declares the tiring level of some bandits terrorising some states across the

country and they want peace.

The Kaduna-based Islamic scholar said bandits were ready to lay down their arms if they get a genuine partnership

from the government.

Gumi also noted that bandits said they were pushed into banditry by circumstances, adding that he had met with

about 80% of the bandits.

Border closure didn’t stop free flow of arms

Meanwhile, Buhari admitted that despite his administration’s closure of land borders, arms and ammunition continued flowing illegally.

He attributed the problem to the situation in Libya, saying that once the country remains unstable, illegal arms and

ammunition would continue to flow in the Sahel region of Africa.

The Nigerian leader in a statement by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, made this known on

Thursday, March 17, in Aso Villa, Abuja.

By Taiyelolu A

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