President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari has declared that children affected by the Boko Haram insurgency in the Northeast could constitute security risk to the country.
Buhari also admitted that the situation is one of the biggest burdens of the incoming government, promising that his regime will ensure the affected children do not become nuisance.
The former military head of state made the declaration in Abuja yesterday while addressing a delegation of women leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC from the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Abuja.
According to the retired general, he was aware of the contributions of women to national development and will not marginalize them in the scheme of things under his government.
General Buhari noted that Nigerians rescued from the Sambisa Forest are either women or children, lamenting that the men have either been killed or escaped.
He said: “I have listened to the marathon speech by the National Women Leader. I believe the success of the APC will be associated with her. I am happy that you recalled that in the first opportunity I had to lead this country under a different system, there was a policy by the federal government that at every level of government, there must be at least one woman in government.
“I have certainly taken into account the importance of women in the society. Besides, I have to thank you very much for your votes. The finger prints on the card readers did not show whether majority of the votes were from ladies or from gentlemen. But I know that there are many supporters among the women group all over the country.
“Looking at the human aspect, if you watch the people coming from Sambissa forest under the Boko Haram and others that escaped, you will discover that they are women and children and the women are left to take care of the children. The men have either been killed or have escaped.

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