Boko Haram In Contact With ISIS, Have Over 60,000 Fighters – Negotiator

A top negotiator who was involved in the initial peace talks with Boko Haram, has said the sect has about 60,000 fighters, of which almost half of them are underage. The source also spoke on why the war against Boko Haram is difficult and what the government can do to defeat them. “Boko Haram has nearly 10,000 ideological army and over


50,000 conscripts, including 40 per cent underage. We are not even counting numerous sect members in Abuja, Kano, Bauchi and in different parts of Nigeria, West Africa and as far as Sudan. “Most of them prefer to die in battle than to be back to their camps safely due to the endemic indoctrination within the cult group. “This is the reason why I always say here and everywhere that this crisis is far from over. The only thing for now: Ya Allah protect us and unite us to defeat our enemies,” the source said. The source also added that the sect has active cells in Kogi, with members scattered all across Nigeria, West Africa and Sudan. “The crisis is far more serious than it is being reported. Last week, my father’s friend and former DSS colleague was slaughtered by Boko Haram in Hawul, his son drove to the scene to pick his father’s corpse and he was killed too,” the source added. “Yes, they are now in Hawul, few kilometres to Biu. My mum’s twin sister is missing in the past two days, she ran away from Boko Haram to the bush in Garkida. Many of my relatives have fled to the mountains, some barefooted. Nigeria is at war. “There is indeed a silent humanitarian emergency in the North-East that is being shielded from the rest of the world.”

Author: News Editor

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