By Umar Salam.
According to the Catholic Archbishop of Kaduna Diocese, Most Rev. Mathew Ndagoso-Manoso, some communities in Borno State depend on Boko Haram insurgents for essential services.
The Archbishop who spoke at a church service in Kaduna during the weekend, bemoaned the lack of government presence in some communities in Borno State, adding that Boko Haram insurgents had taken advantage of the situation to render essential services to communities in the area.
“Insecurity starts from where there is absence of government. The absence of government in certain parts of the country has brought us to where we are today. Our problem has always been the management of resources of the land.
“Something is happening right now whether the government knows or not; it is that the splinter group of the Boko Haram is providing services to communities in Borno.
“They are collecting taxes because of the absence of government. This is dangerous”, the archbishop said.
He further enjoined priests to discuss frankly security challenges in the country.