Mon. Jun 24th, 2024
Jude Johnson

In a significant blow to Boko Haram’s propaganda machine, a recent visit by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to North East Nigeria has exposed the terror group’s false narrative. The delegation, led by Moncef Kartas, Head of Office and Stabilization at UNDP Nigeria, revealed critical insights that challenge Boko Haram’s claims and shed light on the group’s destructive and anti-Islamic agenda.

According to The Truth Alliance, a non-partisan organisation committed to promoting truth and justice, Boko Haram’s strength is waning, and their ideology is crumbling. The group’s fighters are surrendering and seeking rehabilitation, and their reign of terror extends beyond violence to forced labour and denial of basic rights.

A statement on Monday by The Truth Alliance Spokesperson, Mr. Ahmed Mustapha, noted that the UNDP delegation’s account also highlights the progress made in rebuilding and stabilizing the region.

During the visit, it was made clear that Boko Haram’s strength is waning, with fighters increasingly surrendering and seeking rehabilitation. The Hajj Camp in Borno, where former Boko Haram associates undergo screening and rehabilitation, stands as a testament to this reality. The Truth Alliance emphasised that Boko Haram’s ideology is crumbling, with many insurgents now rejecting their former ways.

The account also revealed  that unlike its claims of fighting for the people, Boko Haram’s reign of terror in reality “extends beyond violence, forcing people into labour without regard for freedom or basic rights”. 

The UNDP also noted that the  rehabilitation efforts for those who suffered under Boko Haram’s tyranny highlight the group’s disregard for human dignity. “The Shehu of Borno’s firsthand account paints a grim picture of the insurgency’s impact on communities, bringing only death and destruction in defiance of the principles of Islam and humanity,” the statement read.

Ngala LGA, once ravaged by Boko Haram, has witnessed a remarkable transformation, with the rebuilding of infrastructure, restoration of state services, and revitalization of trade and economic activity. Similarly, the Logumane community, once proud of its central mosque, has seen over 3,200 internally displaced persons (IDPs) return home, with the reconstruction of housing units, healthcare centers, schools, and police outposts.

To this end, the group emphasised that Boko Haram’s actions do not represent Islam and that their legacy is one of violence, oppression, and destruction. The organisation also called on all Nigerians to reject the terror group’s ideology and support the government’s efforts to combat the insurgency and restore peace and development to the North East.

The Truth Alliance is dedicated to unmasking the truth behind violent and extremist groups, empowering communities to resist tyranny and violence.

Through education, outreach, and collaboration, the group strives to build a safer, more resilient society for all. The ‘Time to Tell the Truth’ campaign aims to expose the manipulation, deception, and brutality of extremist groups

Read the full statement:

Boko Haram’s False Narrative Exposed by UNDP Visit to North East Nigeria

For Immediate Release

The Truth Alliance Advocates for Peace, Development, and Good Governance: Boko Haram’s Lies Unveiled

The Truth Alliance, unwavering in its commitment to truth and justice, sheds light on the deceptive narrative propagated by Boko Haram. Moncef Kartas, Head of Office and Stabilization at UNDP Nigeria led delegation recently visited the North East, revealing critical insights that challenge Boko Haram’s claims.

The visit has once again exposed the truth about Boko Haram’s destructive and anti-Islamic agenda. The delegation’s account reveals the extent of the damage caused by the insurgency and the progress made in rebuilding and stabilizing the region.

Here are the key revelations:

Boko Haram’s Weakness and Surrender: Contrary to their menacing image, Boko Haram fighters are surrendering and seeking rehabilitation. The Hajj Camp in Borno serves as a testament to this reality, where former Boko Haram associates undergo screening and rehabilitation. The Truth Alliance emphasizes that Boko Haram’s strength is waning, and their ideology is crumbling.

Slave Drivers and Deniers of Freedom: Boko Haram’s reign of terror extends beyond violence. They force people into labor without regard for freedom or basic rights. The UNDP’s efforts to rehabilitate those who suffered under Boko Haram’s tyranny highlight the group’s disregard for human dignity.

Death and Destruction: The Shehu of Borno’s firsthand account paints a grim picture of the insurgency’s impact on communities. Boko Haram and similar insurgents bring only death and destruction. Their actions defy the principles of Islam and humanity.

Rebuilding and Recovery: Ngala LGA, once ravaged by Boko Haram, now witnesses a remarkable transformation. The Stabilization Facility, in collaboration with Borno Authorities, rebuilt border control facilities, the main police station in Gamboru, and the international cattle market. State services have returned, trade thrives, and economic activity flourishes. Boko Haram’s departure paved the way for progress.

Symbol of Resilience and Hope: Logumane, a town once proud of its central mosque, fell victim to Boko Haram’s brutality. However, since February 2024, over 3,200 internally displaced persons (IDPs) have returned home. The Stabilization Facility, alongside government efforts, reconstructed 500 housing units, a primary healthcare center, schools, a police outpost, and a deep aquifer borehole. Solar street lights illuminate the path toward recovery. Boko Haram’s destruction in Logumane underscores their disrespect for Islam and disregard for human lives.

A Call for Sustainable Development: The Truth Alliance engages in critical discussions with leaders like Governor Prof. Zulum. Questions about livelihood interventions, development opportunities, insurgency, insecurity, and access to farmland drive our pursuit of a better future for all Nigerians.

The Truth Alliance reaffirms that Boko Haram’s actions do not represent Islam. Their legacy is one of violence, oppression, and destruction. It is time to tell the truth and work collectively toward peace, development, and good governance.

About Truth Alliance

The Truth Alliance is committed to unmasking the truth behind violent and extremist groups and empowering communities to resist tyranny and violence. Through education, outreach, and collaboration, the Truth Alliance strives to build a safer, more resilient society for all.

In a campaign tagged ‘Time to Tell the Truth’, the Truth Alliance has come together to expose the truth behind how violent extremist groups draw young people into their ranks. Their message is simple: These groups manipulate, they deceive, they Control, they kill, they kidnap, they destroy, and their movement as well as ideology is inherently weak.

For media inquiries, please contact: 

 https://truthalliance.africa/reach-us/

 info@truthalliance.org.ng

Ahmed Mustapha 

For: The Truth Alliance 

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