Why We Adopt ‘Spiritual Warfare’ to Defeat Boko Haram, By Buratai


Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Monday in Abuja explained the decision of the Nigerian Army to embark on spiritual warfare to defeat Boko Haram and other terrorists.

Speaking at a spiritual warfare seminar at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre with the theme: “Countering Insurgency and Violent Extremism in Nigeria through spiritual warfare,” Buratai, who was represented by the Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen. Sani Yusuf, called on religious leaders to join in the war against insurgency and terrorism.

He admitted that terrorists could not be eliminated alone by the military unless religious bodies and organisations in the country get involved in the “spiritual battle” against the insurgents.

According to him, “It is easier to defeat Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists than their ideology. While we have successfully degraded the terrorists and their havens, the narrative of the ideology grows the group.

“Communities, families and groups should join…

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