Intelligence sources have reported that the camp of extremist group, Boko Haram in the North-East is experiencing food scarcity thereby forcing members to abandon their ‘cause’.
According to a Daily Mail report on Tuesday, some Boko Haram suicide bombers and militants were seen heading for Europe, while others are travelling to fight for the Islamic State in Syria.
A source linked to Nigeria’s National Intelligence Agency was quoted as saying that, “They (Boko Haram refugees) will soon start showing up on the Mediterranean’s shores.
“Some of these people are trained suicide bombers and fighters, including children as young as 10. They have all been indoctrinated by Boko Haram and they could soon turn up in Europe’s capitals.”
Reports also revealed that human traffickers from the group were transporting girls and young men across the Sahara into Libya.
The situation, they said, was even more worrisome because “five children are dying an hour with 250,000 at risk of starvation while parliament remains hamstrung in a political wrangle.”
The report quoted a British public health expert who has just returned from Borno region, Dr. Yodi Alakija, as describing the situation as an “international crisis.”
“The UN requires Nigeria to declare it a humanitarian disaster to get relief. This is not a time for politics or game playing. Five children are dying an hour every single day.
“This requires urgent action. We need people to drop their political differences and come together. They can fight later when the children are ok.”
The medic warned, “If we do not make adequate provision for these people there could be an exodus. That’s when Europe will panic and it will happen when people have nothing and take desperate measures.”