A new report has revealed that dreaded Boko Haram terrorists have been training local Fulani herdsmen and collecting taxes from them.
According to SaharaReporters, the two have been forming a dangerous alliance in some communities in Yobe State, as the terrorists train herdsmen and collect cows from them as taxes.
SaharaReporters learnt from military sources that the terrorists collect one cow for every 40 cows and other food items as taxes from the herdsmen.
It was gathered that some of the herdsmen including underage boys, were given arms and recruited, and prepared to carry out the next schedule of attacks.
“The training of herdsmen and collection of taxes from them is a common practice in Geidam town, Yobe State. The terrorists are in need of food items, including meat and they are recruiting and training the herdsmen in Gonisaleri, Dawayya and Abari villages in the Geidam Local Government Area,” a military source stated.
“Terrorists collect one cow for every 40 cows as taxes; issue tags and receipts to the herdsmen. It is becoming an organised process,” he revealed further.