Nigerian Army has started a 30-day public awareness against violent religious extremism in the North East, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lt.-Gen. Tukur Burutai, says.
Buratai made this known at the launch of the sensitisation in Maiduguri on Monday.
Represented by Maj.-Gen. David Ahmadu, the Chief of Training and Operations, Nigerian Army, Buratai said the sensitisation was to counter extremist ideologies and orientation in the society.
He said the exercise would majorly focus on clerics and dangers associated with religious extremism and how the clerics could help to address the menace.
He explained that the sensitisation was imperative to disprove the false teachings, misleading and fabricated ideologies of insurgents.