BBOG claims Boko Haram has 50,000 members in its camp

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Aug 28th, 2014
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The Bring Back Our Girls, BBOG, campaign has said that the outlawed Boko Haram sect has about 50,000 members in its camp.

The group, which made this claim in Abuja on Wednesday said it was quoting Mr. Ahmad Salkida, a Nigerian journalist who is said to be very close to the camp of the Boko Haram.

It said, ‘‘According to Mr. Ahmad Salkida, Boko Haram has up to 50,000 people in their camps, most of them are sad and willing to die–as suicide bombers. If we’re not mindful our selfishness in not standing up now will consume us all. For these reasons and others, our advocacy must continue; we must continue telling the truth and demanding for it to be told.”

The group called on its members and the general public not to relent until the abducted girls return home unharmed.

“We must continue telling the truth and demanding for it to be told,’’ the group added.

BBOG further called on the federal government to double its effort in tackling terrorism before it gets out of hands, saying that the continuous attacks on farmers in the north may result into famine.

‘‘Chibok for instance is the highest producer of beans in the nation; the north-east the largest producer of livestock and other produce, but due to the insurgency, there has been no farming; in due course, there would be food scarcity across the nation,’’ the group said.

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