Vice president Yemi Osinbajo said this while representing president Muhammadu Buhari at the National Counter Terrorism Strategy (NACTEST) in Abuja on Tuesday 22 August 2016.
“It is either they (terrorists who shout “Allahu Akbar”) do not know the meaning of those words or they are simply deranged.”
“These enemies (Boko Haram) are essentially an insane nuisance because they revel in cowardly attacks.
“There must be an understanding that the war against terrorism is the most unconventional one. They (terrorists) do not respect any rules of engagement; kill the defenseless including prisoners, use children and humans, girls and consider the killing of anyone at all at a victory.
“Therefore as we think through our strategy we must remember that to permanently win the physical battle, we must win the battle of the minds of even the most impressionable young men who sign up to join Boko Haram and other violent extremist groups.
“We must understand that terrorism is essentially a psychological warfare and as such is psychologically sophisticated and we must educate the youth through the leadership of our faith that neither Islam nor any other religion that we know endorses the slaughter of anyone.”