‘The poverty is unimaginable’ — Buhari says Boko Haram sustained by unemployment

President Muhammadu Buhari says the war against Boko Haram is being hindered by the high rate of poverty and unemployment in states in the north-east.

Buhari, who said this in an interview with Arise TV, added that the poverty in those states, particularly in Borno, is “unimaginable”.

The Boko Haram insurgency, which has lasted for over a decade, has disrupted livelihood in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno, where the crisis is concentrated.

With Nigeria as the current world capital of extreme poverty, Adamawa and Yobe feature among the ten poorest states in the National Bureau of…


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