Boko Haram recruiting child soldiers - MNJTF claims

Boko Haram recruiting child soldiers - MNJTF claims

- Boko Haram insurgents have devised a new method to unleash fresh attacks in northern Nigeria

- The terrorist group have begun the recruitment of children into its workforce

- Military sources believe that the focus is now on infants because they are easy to manipulate

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As part of its reinforcement strategy, the Boko Haram terrorist group in Nigeria has begun the recruitment of infant militants to unleash fresh attacks on citizens.

According to the Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF), the insurgents are making the disturbing move to revive its declining influence in the Lake Chad region.

PR Nigeria reports that news of this was brought to the military by human intelligence sources.

Boko Haram begins recruitment of child soldiers - MNJTF

Children recruited as Boko Haram insurgents (Source: PR Nigeria)
Source: UGC

It is claimed and believed that the employment of children into the group's workforce is as a result of leadership crisis, the loss of insurgents who have been neutralised by the Nigerian Army and many others who have surrendered to the MNJTF.

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Added to these, the interest is on children because they are easier to manipulate and indoctrinate than the adults who now know that the entire cause is borne out of deceit.

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Youths have been advised to be mindful of promises of power and influence, economic prosperity and spiritual growth as the insurgents do not have any of these conditions to offer.

Meanwhile, reported that following the directives of President Muhammadu Buhari, the service chiefs had begun a total rejig of the security structure in order to bring a lasting solution to the aggravating insecurity situation in the country.

President Buhari hailed the security chiefs for offering their best in the fight against insecurity in the country.

The president, however, gave directives for the overhauling of the total security architecture and mandated the security chiefs to come up with a new strategy against the menace of bandits and insurgents.

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Addressing the security chiefs during a meeting on Tuesday, August 4, attended by the national security adviser, Babagana Monguno, President Buhari expressed displeasure over the worsening state of the security of the country.

Monguno, who briefed the pressmen about the outcome of the meeting, said Buhari emphasised on the need for the service chiefs to offer more.

Taking to the president's order, the service chiefs had put all hands on deck by meeting on Wednesday, August 5, to fashion out new effective security strategies.

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Source: Legit Nigeria

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