Boko Haram Misguided, Aregbesola Says

Governor Rauf Aregbesola of Osun state yesterday described the activities of Boko Haram as a misguided mission which has no basis in Islamic religion and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed.

He said the campaign of the group “against education and female involvement is totally misplaced”.

“It is purely a misguided mission and must be stoutly countered with all gravitas. The group itself must be pulverised because of the sorrow it causes in homes and the privation it makes some children to suffer with respect to education”, Aregbesola said.

He stated this in a lecture at the 10th Mosobalaje Oyawoye Endowment lecture organised by the Faculties of Life and Physical Sciences, University of Ilorin. The governor was represented by his Special Adviser on Innovation, Science and Technology, Eng. Azeez Ajayi.