Insurgents persist in using fertilizer for improvised explosives, causes scarcity - Borno farmers

Insurgents persist in using fertilizer for improvised explosives, causes scarcity - Borno farmers

- Insurgents have been blamed for fertilizer scarcity

- According to farmers in Borno state, this is affecting agricultural output

- The farmers said fertilizers are being used by insurgents to make bomb

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Despite the outcry that fertilizers are being used as part of components for making improvised explosives by insurgents in Borno state, the sad practice still persisted.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this has led to scarcity of the farm input.

The news outlet reports that this has also affected agricultural productivity in the state nagatively.

Chairman of Rice Farmers Association (RIFAN) in Borno, Alhaji Bulama Maina, reaffirms that the insecurity in the state still affects agriculture as a result of the restriction placed on the procurement and movement of fertilizer by security agents.

He said:

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“Our farmers hardly get fertilizer due to its ban for security reasons as it is being used by insurgents to manufacture improvised explosives."
Insurgents persist in using fertilizer for improvised explosives, causes scarcity - Borno farmers
Insurgents have been blamed for fertilizer scarcity in Borno state. Credit: The Cable.
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Meanwhile, in a related development, Archbishop Julius Ediwe said the fact that there has been a strategic alliance against Nigeria by neighbouring countries has aided the Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters in launching offensives in the country.

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The clergy said the war against terrorism in Nigeria has assumed a dangerous dimension as some countries have continued to carry out acts that undermine the efforts of the Nigerian Army.

Ediwe said the activities of some of these countries requires not only the physical effort but also the spiritual efforts in praying and fasting for God in his infinite mercies.

The clergy added that the South-South Pentecostal Churches have been interceding on behalf of Nigeria, and there are signs that the end of the Boko Haram/ISWAP group is near.

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He said:

"As we know, there is currently some in-fighting in the Boko Haram/ISWAP camp, and this is as a result of the relentless prayers offered by well-meaning Nigerians."

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