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Boko Haram now gives Loans to Youths as Bait for Membership – Nigerian Army



Nigerian ArmyThe Nigerian Army has said that the terror group, Boko Haram have come up with another way of recruiting more people into their organisation. It advised the public, particularly those in the North East to be conscious of the tactics of the terrorist sect and not accept loans from which are not from conventional sources (banks, organised trade unions or institutionalized savings and loans establishments).

The Army disclosed this in a statement signed by the Acting Director Defence Information, Brigadier-Gen Rabe Abubakar.

Read below:

It has come to the knowledge of the Defence Headquarters that Boko Haram terrorists have now devised another means of recruiting unsuspecting youths into their fold. 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.

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.

It is pertinent to state that having been effectively decimated and degraded, the remnant or surviving splinter groups of Boko Haram 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 advises the general public, especially those in the North East, to constantly be wary and conscious of various tactics of the desperate Boko Haram. They should be guided to avoid loan or financial assistance from non-conventional source but from conventional financial institutions such as banks, organised trade unions or institutionalised savings and loans establishments. Acting otherwise may lead to painful and untimely death from the blood-thirsty Boko Haram terrorists.


  1. keke driver

    April 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    Not like I support this, but do you know how many people will apply? cos getting a loan from a bank these days is like walking from Nigeria to the US.

  2. Prince

    April 21, 2016 at 12:40 pm

    The government/military can also use some of those the terror group would want to offer loan to their advantage by giving them numbers to call if anyone comes to them with such gesture.
    If the book haram think they’re wise, the military should be wiser. I want to give Kudos to the Nigerian Military, God will continue to strengthen you.

  3. Anon

    April 21, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    Isn’t a loan haram in Islam? Just goes to show these terrorists are heathen people.

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