Children away from home are easily recruited by terrorists
It started as resistance against a new helmet law for motorcycle taxi drivers. Some years later Boko Haram had grown into a well-trained terrorist movement threatening the state of Nigeria.
Besides from weaken Boko Haram with military force, Jibrin Ibrahim from the Center for Democracy and Development, also recognizes other issues that need to be dealt with.
“Eleven million children between 5 and 15 in Northern Nigeria are not living with their families. They have been sent away to learn the Koran. It is a huge pool that extremists can draw from to recruit members”.