A popular Islamic cleric Sheikh Abubakar Gumi has canvassed for a jihad type of war against the Boko Haram insurgents.
The Kaduna based Islamic scholar who was speaking to journalists in Kaduna said if the Nigerian soldiers follow the principles of a holy war the insurgency would come to an end.
““Some of our gallant officers and men move into the theatre of war under the influence of substances.
“This is why immediately Boko Haram insurgents chant Allahu Akbar (Allah is Great); some of our soldiers would throw away their weapons and took to their heels. But if we have exclusively Muslims legions under the leadership of Imams, they will fight the war as Jihad.
“They will follow the principles of holy war and this insurgency would come to an end insha Allah. If Boko Haram chants Allahu Akbar, our soldiers, who know that they are fighting a holy war, would also chant Allahu Akbar and fight to the end.
He said the Federal Government should as a matter of urgency apply religious principles to fight the war.
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