Tukur Buratai gives reasons why boko haram can’t be totally eliminated in Nigeria
Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has released new revelation about the fight against Boko Haram insurgents in Nigeria.
The Nation reports that the Army boss said on Monday, September 30, that Boko Haram and other terror groups operating in the country could not be defeated by warfare alone.
Legit.ng gathered that he said that finding appropriate narratives that would counter the ideologies of the terror groups would greatly enhance the efforts of the Nigerian Army against terrorism and terrorist groups.
Buratai, who observed that terrorism could not be totally eliminated, noted that the insurgents’ belief in their ideologies remains their strongest driving force, adding that it is easier to kill members of a terrorist group than to eliminate their ideologies.
The COAS stated this at the opening ceremony of a spiritual warfare seminar organised by the Nigerian Army for religious leaders and clerics at the Army resource centre in Abuja.
Represented at the event by Major General Sani Yusuf, Buratai said that the seminar was aimed at evolving narratives to defeat the ideologies of religious based terrorists groups operating in the country. He challenged the religious leaders to produce appropriate narratives that can effectively counter the ideologies of the insurgents, urging them to leverage on their daily interface with the society to protect the vulnerable people from succumbing to wrong ideologies.
He added that Boko Haram’s ideology is classifying western education as sin while the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) is the one that challenges the rational of democratically elected government.