The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai says the Army has engaged in spiritual warfare to counter Boko Haram propaganda.

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

Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff
Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Army Staff

Buratai said Nigeria and the world at large was 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 proactive measures to help in winning this fight against the various forms of restiveness in the country.

He further noted that the choice of the Northwest for the event meant they were in tandem with the efforts of the government in quelling the teeming security challenges of banditry in the region.

He called for more collaboration between the Directorates of Civil Military Affairs and the three Religious Directorates in the efforts to contain the  security challenges.