Boko Haram Forced Me To Join Them – Jos Based Businessman Reveals

Boko Haram Forced Me To Join Them – Jos Based Businessman Reveals

By Eseme MacDonald | Associate Editor on September 20, 2014
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This file image made available from Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2012, taken from video posted by Boko Haram sympathizers shows the leader of the radical Islamist sect Imam Abubakar Shekau. (Photo Credit: AP Photo)

A young man Mr Romanus Oyebuchi from Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra state Friday, September 19,2014 narrated how he was compelled to join the Boko Haram sect in Jos, Plateau state.

The Jos-based businessman revealed to journalists in Yola that the insurgents abducted and drugged him after he had lost his business in  a bomb blast that hit Jos.

He said they recruited him in May 2014 and made him swear to be in their support. After that, he was taken for training close to Madagali local Government area of Adamawa state from where he finally absconded.

According to him, they threatened his life when he refused to engage in their evil acts of murder because his religion forbids it, adding that the prayers of his christian brethren saved him.

Also speaking with journalists in Yola, Mr John Mathew a native of Madagali disclosed that most of them were forcefully made to join these insurgents adding he had managed to escape to Yola after being abandoned by the insurgents in a desert because he fell critically ill.

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