Education key to defeating Boko Haram, Buhari tells ICC prosecutor – Channels Television

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President Muhammadu Buhari receives in audience Karim Ahmad Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at State House on April 21, 2022. Bayo Omoboriowo/State House

President Muhammadu Buhari believes that education is an essential part of the war against insurgents such as Boko Haram.

He expressed this belief during the reception of the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), Karin Ahmad Khan, at State House, Abuja, on Wednesday.

According to the President, the Boko Haram insurgency has no religious or ethnic basis, and with proper education, the majority of Nigerians now know the truth.

“God is justice. You cannot kill innocent people and shout; Allah Akbar (God is great). It’s either that you don’t know God at all, or that you are just stupid,” he said, quoted in a statement signed by spokesperson Femi Adesina.

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“To say that Western education is unacceptable (Haram) is very fraudulent. That’s why we fight them and educate people. And we are very successful. We came to power when things were very bad, but we are educating people. Education is fundamental. Religion and ethnicity are excluded. Some people have made it a way of life to sow confusion, destruction and death.

The ICC prosecutor said extremism is like cancer, which spreads and can also recede, noting that what Boko Haram is doing in collaboration with Islamic State West Africa Province ( ISWAP), “is a perversion of religion”.

He said the ICC believes in complementarity, “which promotes collaboration, rather than confrontation”, advising Nigeria in concert with other countries in the Sahel Basin/Lake Chad for the UN Security Council to refer atrocities committed by terrorist groups operating in the region. to the ICC, for investigation and then trial.

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