President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria

Buhari: Unemployment and poverty fuels Boko Haram

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has said that unemployment and poverty are primary factors fueling the Boko Haram insurgency in Northern Nigeria.

Buhari stated this during a Thursday interview with Arise TV.

The Nigerian leader stated that while he believes his government has made significant progress against terrorists, the problem in the North-East is challenging.

Following an explanation from the Borno State Governor, Babagana Zulum, he believes most Boko Haram members are Nigerians.

President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria
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