Boko Haram Saraki calls for probe into reports of terrorists’ recruitment cells

Saraki said Kenya had to shut down a refugee camp, because Al-Shaabab militants were recruiting people from there.

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has called on security agencies to investigate reports that Boko Haram is recruiting members from Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps.

Saraki also asked the security agencies not to take the reports lightly, adding that it is important the trend is curbed.

He cited how Kenya had to shut down a refugee camp, because Al-Shaabab militants were recruiting people from there.

He said “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’s recruitment from IDP camps seriously.”

Saraki also commended the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for arresting the contractor that diverted 60 trucks of grain meant for IDPs in Borno state.

Adding that ‘’It is utterly immoral for someone to withhold food, in an attempt to enrich himself, while women and children are starving.”

He also said “I have been to the zone twice in the past 14 months and I have experienced firsthand that the  IDPs  need as much food and health supplies as they can get.”

Saraki also called for a probe into the allegations that relief materials belonging to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) are being diverted.

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