Suspected members of the Islamic State-backed faction of Boko Haram, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), have reportedly distributed Ramadan welfare packages to residents of Borno and Yobe states.
The Boko Haram terrorists on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 distributed food itema comprising rice, beans, millet, maize, sugar, and spaghetti. They also gave out cash gifts.
A security source in the area said the sect members’ action was to induce the villagers to join the group’s ranks as militants.
“Imagine, they (insurgents) claimed that the gesture was aimed at assisting villagers to perform Ramadan fast and Sallah with ease and happiness, the same villagers they killed their friends and family members,” the source said.