Boko Haram, ISWAP openly celebrating marriages, collecting taxes without confrontation – Zulum


The Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum, on Wednesday, lamented the activities of Boko Haram/ISWAP in the state.

Zulum lamented that Boko Haram terrorists openly celebrate marriages and collect taxes in the state without confrontation by armed Forces.

He spoke during a meeting with lawmakers and some military personnel, at the state’s Government House in Maiduguri.

Zulum lamented that some areas of the state are still under the control of Boko Haram.

According to Zulum: “Presently, Guzamala and Abadam local government areas are still under the control of Boko Haram.

“Just a few days ago, I received a security report that in some communities of Mandaragirau axis in Biu Local Government Area, there are reports that over 500 Boko Haram/ISWAP group have been converging with over 300 motorcycles and even celebrating parties/marriages amongst themselves without confrontation.

“ISWAP are collecting taxes along major roads in Damboa and other axes in southern Borno. It is very unfortunate.”

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