• June 14, 2021

#Africa: Al-Qaeda, Boko Haram, Exploiting Poverty To Recruit Nigerians in The North-East – Pres. Akufo-Addo

By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The president of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, has  stated that Islamist terrorist groups, Al-Qaeda and Boko Haram, were exploiting  poverty in North-East Nigeria to recruit foot soldiers.

Akufo-Addo disclosed this on Monday, while on a working visit to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Commission in Abuja, where he also added that the fundamentalists were already penetrating the Lake Chad Basin, Mali and the Greater Sahel.

The Ghanaian president called for a joint regional strategy to check the increasing terrorist and extremist threats in the region.

Agenda Watchdog

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