President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that Boko Haram insurgency is neither based on religion nor ethnicity as some deviants have made it a lifestyle to cause confusion, destruction, and death.
President Buhari recalled that when his administration came into office, terrorism was very bad but through orientation, there has been great progress.
The President made this known while receiving the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karin Ahmad Khan, at the State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.
“God is justice. You can’t kill innocent people and shout Allah Akbar (God is great). It’s either you don’t know God at all, or you are simply being stupid.
“To say Western education is unacceptable (Haram) is very fraudulent. That is why we are fighting them and educating the people. And we are succeeding a lot. We came to office when things were very bad but we are educating the people. Education is fundamental. Religion & ethnicity are out of it. Some people have just made it a lifestyle to cause confusion, destruction, and death,” the President maintained.
Meanwhile, the ICC Prosecutor, who said extremism was like cancer, which spreads and can also recede, noted that what Boko Haram does in collaboration with the Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) “is a perversion of religion.”
Boko Haram translates literally to “Western education is forbidden”. The terrorist group has been reported to be responsible for the death of thousands of Nigerians and the displacement of millions since it was founded in 2009.
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