Nigeria – According to reports, two nine year old boys were paid N5,000 to do the bidding of the Boko Haram terror group.
The Special Assistant to the Borno State Government on Communication, Mr Isa Gusau, said that the nine-year old recruit made the confession in 2014 after some suspected terrorists were presented over to the Borno State government by the military.
“One of the Boko Haram suspects presented to Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, said he was given 5,000 Naira to burn our school,” an official says.
“The Governor asked one of them how come he was recruited into the Boko Haram. He was just nine years old.
“He said he was given 5,000 Naira to spy on the soldiers while another said he was given 5,000 Naira to burn our schools.
“There was another lady who was being paid 10,000 Naira to smuggle arms,” Mr Gusau said.
He added that government needed to deploy three approaches to end the insurgency military deployment, deployment of economic stimulation package and political solution.