Boko Haram terrorists have now devised another means of recruiting unsuspecting youths into their fold, the Defence Headquarters has disclosed.
“In this clandestine dispensation, Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to providing loans to young entrepreneurs and artisans in the North East as a way of inducing them for recruitment,” a statement by the Defence Headquarters said.
BEWARE! BH terrorists now provide loans to young entrepreneurs and artisans in the North East as a way of inducing them for recruitment.
— DEFENCE HQ NIGERIA (@DefenceInfoNG) April 20, 2016
According to the DHq, the major targets of the unholy business engagement are youths in the North East, especially the butchers, traders, tailors, beauticians and other vocational entrepreneurs who could be easily enticed with such loan without paying attention to sundry inherent dangers associated with the acceptance of such goodies from this satanic group or unfamiliar source. After such loans, the beneficiaries are given the option of either joining the group or risk being killed if they fail to pay the loan as at when due, whereas the payment has been surreptitiously programmed to fail by the benefactor, the Boko Haram.
The DHq notes that having been effectively decimated and degraded, the Boko Haram remnant or surviving splinter groups are desperate to recruit more people into their ranks and files as a result of sustained onslaught against them by the troops.
The Defence Headquarters hereby advised the general public, especially those in the North East, to constantly be weary and conscious of various tactics of the desperate Boko Haram.