Hardship: Life Was Better Under Boko Haram – IDPs Threaten To Return To The Bush


Families Of ‘Repentant’ Terrorists, Displaced Persons Threaten To Return To Jungle Over Hardship, Neglect, Says Life Was Better Under Boko Haram Occupation

Some displaced persons in Borno state have threatened to return to the territory under the control of Boko Haram terrorists, SaharaReporters has learnt.

Like the IDPs, some family members of repentant Boko Haram fighters have issued the same threat, citing hunger and hardship in the IDP camps.

This comes as hardship bites hard across the country, sparking nationwide demonstrations by organised labour.

Just like the IDPs, the families of the repentant Boko Haram fighters have accused authorities of neglecting the daily supply of food and other necessities.

To them, life was better under Boko Haram occupation; as such, returning to the jungle was a matter of survival.

According to them, the supply of basic necessities has been cut off and there are no farmlands available to cultivate.

Some of our colleagues here in Dikwa have decided to return to the bush because life is not any better here in the camp. We’re just suffering here,” a displaced person lamented.

“We took the decision to leave our families behind and relocate to the Boko Haram-controlled area because it is all about dying whether here or there,” another person added.

However, the Borno state governor, Babagana Umara Zulum described the complaints as baseless, saying, “those who want to return to Boko Haram in the bush are free to do so.

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