$1bn Security Fund: You Can’t Fight Spirits With Physical Weapons – Ben Bruce
The senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district in the National Assembly, Sen. Ben Murray-Bruce, has said that the $1 billion security fund to fight Boko Haram will not achieve its aims if the ideology behind the group is not tackled.
The lawmaker made this known in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Friday.
Boko Haram, which translates to Western education is bad, aims to stop education in Northern Nigeria, where it also aims to establish an Islamic caliphate.
Murray-Bruce said that until the ideology fuelling the group is altered, “guns and bullets alone” may prove ineffective.