The Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, in a recent interview with The African Reports, revealed that the deadly Boko Haram terrorist group actually started as political thugery.
He further noted that politicians who used them to win elections were to be blamed for the current situation.
“I happen to know how Boko Haram came into being. They were offshoots of political thuggery. Politicians used those boys in Boko Haram to win elections and then abandoned them and then there were no jobs for them. It was the same thing with the Niger Delta. In 1998, I saw it myself and I warned people,” he said when asked how he plans to tackle Boko Haram.
“It’s going to be a multifaceted approach. It will involve negotiations. It will involve military action.”