Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Rich Nigerians are been recruited into terrorism - VP Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has said he has seen wealthy individuals who are being enlisted into terrorism.

He, however, did not name the individuals.

A statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Mr. Laolu Akande, on Tuesday, quoted the Vice President as saying this while receiving the United States’ Special Envoy on Counter-terrorism Communication, Rashad Hussain, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.

Osinbajo was quoted as saying that the development was a clear departure from the case of those who were lured into terrorism for money.

“I have seen people who are well-to-do being recruited into terrorism,” the statement quoted Osinbajo as saying.

He wondered why for some strange reasons, terrorist groups, made up of completely mindless and almost insane people, were not finding it difficult to recruit people.

He said it would have been understandable if the terrorists had been preaching better life, equity and such other lofty ideas.

The Vice President disclosed that a crisis communication centre that would be providing information countering violent extremist ideology especially in the North-East would be set up by the present administration. Read more on PUNCH

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