Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari stated that education is an antidote to terrorism.
Buhari has made this known while hosting the leadership of Qadiriyya Islamic Movement in Africa.
The president urged religious leaders to assist the government to overcome forces of destruction through enlightenment of their followers to guard against religious extremism.
Buhari added that Muslim leaders should promote the principles and tenets of Islam as a religion of peace and justice.
He said those who indoctrinate children and plant explosives on them to harm innocent people do not belong to any religion but ‘‘terrorists who should be identified and fought until they give up their evil ways.’’