The Executive Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum has alleged that many Borno children have been recruited into Boko Haram which is being sponsored by some foreign entities.
While appealing to Nigerians not to see the insurgency in the north-east as a northern problem but as an issue which affects everyone, Zulum cited Libya and Iraq as examples of how sectional insecurity could engulf a country.
The Borno state Governor who said this at the 17th Chief Gani Fawehinmi annual lecture, also alleged that insurgency is being fuelled by arms which are being imported through the porous borders.
“Our borders are so porous and proliferation of arms is existing there.
“I’m from Borno State, and many of our children are into Boko Haram. I’m not denying the fact. But again, they are being sponsored by many people across the world. Among Boko Haram, we have white men, Asians, Africans, Muslims and Christians.”