Army adopts spiritual warfare to counter insurgents’ propaganda – Buratai

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, says the Army has engaged in spiritual warfare to counter Boko Haram propaganda.

Buratai, represented by Brig.-Gen. Timothy Olowomeye, the Director of Civil Military Affairs, stated this at the 2019 Chaplains annual Training Conference and Retreat on Tuesday in Sokoto.

According to the Army Chief, “We were involved in a joint seminar on Spiritual Warfare as an effective means against insurgency and other forms of restiveness.

”Boko Haram and the likes cannot be defeated by kinetic military warfare alone.

“Finding appropriate counter-narratives against these violent extremist sects will immensely be a big push towards eradicating their negative activities in Nigeria,” he said.

Buratai said Nigeria and the world at large were grappling with the harsh reality of restiveness mostly shrouded in religious, economic and political undertones.

He said the Army had continued to engage with the religious directorate on possible pro-active measures to help in winning this fight against the various forms of restiveness in the country.

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