The Second Edition of the Nigerian Army Spiritual Warfare Seminar is scheduled to hold on Thursday 3 December 2020 by 8:00am, at Nigerian Army Resource Centre, Asokoro, in Abuja. It would be recalled that the Nigerian Army spiritual warfare seminar is a program organized by the Chaplain and Islamic Directorates of the Nigerian Army in the year 2019.
The spiritual warfare program is expected to sensitize and mobilize religious/spiritual leaders to enlighten and educate their followers on the true and correct tenets of Islamic and Christian religions so as not to be easily brainwashed by the devilish and wicked teachings of Boko haram’s ideology.
The seminar is also intended to stimulate renewed vigor to finding ways of curtailing and tackling Boko haram‘s extremism and recruitment drive using counter narratives, knowing fully well that terrorism is about battle of inner consciousness/the struggle for winning the hearts and minds of the people. The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai is expected to be the Special Guest of Honor at the occasion.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army has said that the Boko Haram attacks are an international conspiracy to censor Nigeria and to destabilize the peace of the country.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, stated this in an article he shared on social media and with journalists, claiming that there are some international paymasters sponsoring Boko Haram.
“The recent killing of our people on a rice farm in Borno State was unexpected, inhuman, cowardly, dastardly and a sadistic cruelty by the Boko Haram terrorists. There is no normal human being that will take pleasure in such inhuman massacre of defenseless and armless civilians, working on their farms; but that is the nature of terrorism and those who sponsor it.
“There is an international conspiracy to cut Nigeria to size and compromise national renegades making attempts to destabilize and dismember Nigeria if possible, in subservience to the international paymasters who are the owners of Boko Haram. They train them, arm them, finance them and supply their logistics. Without this treacherous international support of Boko Haram; they would have since been defeated.
“Yet, we can defeat them through our unity and unflinching support and encouragement of our security forces, particularly the military.” Musa stated