The Nigerian Army has urged religious leaders to produce appropriate narratives that would counter the terrorists’ ideologies towards discouraging young people from accepting extremist ideologies.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, made the call at Second Nigerian Army Spiritual Warfare Seminar organised by the Chaplain and Islamic Directorates on Thursday in Abuja.
The theme of the seminar is “Insecurity in Nigeria: Repositioning Authentic Religious Narratives in the Information Spectrum”.
Buratai, who was represented by the Chief of Policy and Plans (Army), Lt.-Gen. Lamidi Adeosun, said the Seminar was aimed at evolving narratives to defeat the ideologies of religious-based terrorist groups.
He said that the ongoing military operations against the Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists as well as other criminal groups was driven by the desire to keep Nigeria safe for everyone.