It shouldn’t come as serious news to many but the reality of it still pretty shocking. A report by AriseNews has an interview with an Australian adviser to the government, and in this video he explains how Boko Haram got their power, and also lists several northern politicians as sponsors.
Whether or not these names are true is anyone’s guess but it does make for an interesting watch anyway.
An Australian who’s been negotiating for the release of the 200 school-girls kidnapped by Boko Haram from their school in Northeast Nigeria has today accused several politicians of funding the Islamist fighters. According to Nigeria’s ThisDay newspaper, Dr Stephen Davis says Nigerian politicians are one of Boko Haram’s “primary” sources of funding. And he says he was very close to freeing some of the girls. But that just 15 minutes before he reached the village where they had been left by their kidnappers, a different group of fighters arrived and kidnapped them again.
Wish we could embed the video but unfortunate AriseTv media player doesn’t have that capability.