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Boko Haram Will Soon Recruit From Nigeria’s 14million Out-Of-School Children – Obasanjo



Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, has stated that the about 14million out-of-school youngsters in Nigeria might flip to Boko Haram recruits within the subsequent 10 years.

Obasanjo, who lamented the rise in variety of the out-of-school youngsters in Nigeria, described them as potential Boko Haram terrorists.

This was contained in his assertion whereas addressing contributors on the presidential youth mentorship retreat held at Youth Improvement Centre, Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Obasanjo defined that with about 14million out-of-school youngsters roaming Nigerian streets, nobody wanted an oracle to know the kids would flip to criminals and terrorists within the coming years.


The previous President stated, “A state of affairs at this time the place we’ve got 14million youngsters that ought to be in class that aren’t in class; does anyone should be an oracle to inform that 10 years or 15 years from now, these might be the place you’ll recruit pure Boko Haram.

“So, should you take care of Boko Haram by stick at this time; in few years’ time the state of affairs might be worse as a result of we’re speaking about safety, it is going to be worse. So, if we’re speaking of insecurity, the place ought to we start? If we’re speaking of poverty the place ought to we start? It’s training.

“Any individual stated if everyone is educated, who might be a servant and I stated if everyone is educated, then we are going to get a greater servant than you need to have gotten from these that aren’t educated.

“If I used to be a Yoruba chief, I might not have succeeded as I succeeded for Nigeria, I may need succeeded for the Yoruba. Your brother from South-East is correct, I consider that each Nigerian is extra revered within the committee of countries if Nigeria stays.

“Don’t allow us to deceive ourselves; will folks nonetheless respect us due to our inhabitants, 200 million folks, you can’t simply waste them, even once I exit, folks will say you Nigerians are usually not on the desk. That’s true, we’re not on the desk after we ought to be on the desk.

“I’ve no remorse for combating for the unity of Nigeria and if it comes up tomorrow that it ought to be executed and I’ve capacity to do it, I’ll do what I’ve to do. I consider that the very last thing just isn’t in our combating for the unity of this nation; it’s in subsequent management that we’ve got.”

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