The Multinational Joint Task Force has raised an alarm on Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ recruitment drive in the Lake Chad region to replace its lost fighters.
The alarm was reportedly based on credible information on the terrorists’ plot to launch aggressive indoctrination and recruitment drives.
The Joint Task Force spokesman, Colonel Timothy Antigha, stated in Maiduguri that the terrorists’ recruitment drive commences in May, adding that Boko Haram was targeting young male adults to continue terrorism in the Lake Chad region.
The task force comprises armed forces of Chad, Nigeria, Cameroon and Niger Republic who are fighting insurgency in member countries of Lake Chad Basin Commission.
Antigha, therefore, urged youths in North East states of Nigeria, Lake Province of Chad, Diffa region of Niger and extreme north region of Cameroon to be vigilant.