Borno Governor Reveals Boko Haram Consists of Christians, White Men
Borno State governor, Babagana Umara Zulum, has revealed that Boko Haram terrorists are not all Muslims, but consist of Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians.
“I’m from Borno State, and many of our children are in Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians,” Zulum said on Friday at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture organised by the Ikeja branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
He therefore advised Nigerians not to see the insurgency in the northeastern states of Nigeria a regional problem but as a challenge that affects every part of the country.
“We must stop seeing this insurgency as a problem of the North. The distance between Borno State and Lagos State is about 1,700km, but mind you if Borno State is not peaceful, other parts of the nation will never be peaceful.
“We have to unite and fight these insurgents. We have seen what happened in Libya, Iraq and other countries. Peace building and social cohesion are very important in strengthening the resilience of our communities.
He blamed the insurgency and banditry in the country to high unemployment rate, poverty, and drug abuse, urging Nigerians to shun nepotism, tribalism and the idea of using religion to cause division.
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