Boko Haram terrorists and local Fulani herdsmen are forming a daredevil compact in some communities in Yobe State, as the terrorists train herdsmen and collect cows from them as taxes.
According to SaharaReporters who learnt from military sources that the terrorists collect one cow for every 40 cows and other food items as taxes from these Fulani herders.
It was gathered that some of the Fulani 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.