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Prostituti­on, procreatio­n, drug abuse rising at IDP camps-Zulum

- By Idowu Isamotu

Thursday, July 8, 2021

Borno State Governor Babagana Zulum says drug abuse, prostituti­on and procreatio­n are on the rise at Internally Displaced Persons camps in the Northeast.

Zulum, who is the chairman of the Northeast Governors’ Forum, yesterday spoke on Channels Television’s programme, Sunrise Daily, bout the meeting the forum held in Jalingo on Tuesday.

He reiterated his earlier position that there is a need for Nigeria to invite foreign mercenarie­s to sustain the gains and successes recorded in the war against insurgency in recent time.

‘’Whether we like it or not, the Nigerian military has to be well equipped, that is one. Whether we like it or not, the numerical strength of the Nigerian military is lean”.

He said: ‘’We have to address the social, political and economic dimension of this crisis, which is very important because there is increasing poverty in the subregion. That is something that will trigger insurgency that it includes food insecurity in the sub-region because food insecurity is the worst form of insecurity.”

He urged the military to create the enabling environmen­t for farmers to go to their farmlands so that they could cultivate their lands.

Zulum warned those politicisi­ng insecurity to stop, adding that banning of open grazing would not solve current security challenges in the country.

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