Cameroon Fights Boko Haram Recruitment with Goats, Sheep

The government of Cameroon this week began rolling out an unlikely weapon in the fight against Boko Haram militants.Authorities are distributing thousands of goats and sheep to young Cameroonians in villages along with border with Nigeria.The program aims to providing livestock for a basic income in order to stop the Islamist militant group’s recruiting tactics. The hope is that the livestock will empower thousands of vulnerable families and stop them from joining the extremists, who promise jobs.In the village of Salak, 17-year-old Oumar Nafisatu received four sheep.Nafisatu says she is...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Thursday, 11 July

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