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Niger: What Boko Haram Terrorists Told Us – Council Chairman Reveals



The chairman of Shiroro Local Government Area of Niger State, Suleiman Chukumba, has revealed what Boko Haram terrorists told the people of his community after they had taken over the territory.

While decrying the activities of the dreaded groups in a chat with newsmen at Minna, the state capital earlier, Chukumba said Boko Haram had told residents in the communities that they do not want to see conventional primary and secondary schools in the environment.

According to him, they said their only preference is the Islamic school and nothing else.

Chukumba told reporters that Boko Haram terrorists have dominated over 500 communities in Shiroro only.

He alleged that the group is trying to equip the people to fight against the government.

Naija News recalls that the state governor, Abubakar Bello, earlier this year raised an alarm that Boko Haram had hoisted their flag in some communities in Shiroro LGA.

A revelation for which the governor was condemned for by some Nigerians.

However, Shiroro council chairman had boasted that he has proof that the terrorists dominates his community.

He said: “As the chairman of Shiroro LGA, I can tell you that Shiroro is not only dealing with the issue of banditry, it has a lot of Boko Haram. I have proof of this as the chairman.”

They have told the people that they do not want primary or secondary school in the communities and that they only want to see Islamic schools.”

He stressed further that they have been trying to incorporate and recruit residents of the communities to become their members, telling them that they will give the recruits arms and assist them in fighting the government.

Chukumba expressed worries that the preaching of the Boko Haram members are against the government and that they have been asking residents to be part of what they are doing.

He said: “The entire wards are affected by banditry and Boko Haram insurgents. Five hundred communities in the eight wards are affected.

“The wards include Manta, Gurmana, Bassa-Kokki, Allawa, Kurebe, Kushaka, Kwati, Chukumba and Galadima Kogo,” he noted.

The LGA chairman cried out to the Federal Government to bring in more security personnel to help the state disband and dislodge the Boko Haram bandits that had already made Shiroro LGA their home.

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