A recent study bysome non-governmental Organisatons, Mercy Corps and Ford Foundation has revealed the recruitment strategies of Boko Haram in the North-Eastern part of the country.
The research, which was tagged ‘Motivations and Empty Promises: Voices of Former Boko Haram Combatants and Nigerian youth”, explored in detail how Boko Haram use financial services for recruitment and support of locals.
The research The Nation gathered also revealed that the financial support offered to them presented an alternative set of services for community members, highlighting government and private sector deficiencies.
The financial support also provided an immediate pathway for the vulnerable ones to expand their businesses, an affiliation that has provided Boko Haram with leverage to persuade potential recruits and community members to help with its operations
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