Emir Sanusi to Nigerians: Take Up Arms Against Boko Haram; Military Cannot Save You
The Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, one of the top Muslim leaders in Nigeria has supported the vigilante movement against Boko Haram and has asked for others to join and form civilian militias. He also questioned the competence of the Nigerian military.
He said: “People should be sensitized on the importance of being on the alert. And they should prepare, they should acquire what they will defend themselves with.
“Those that are endowed as hunters and vigilantes should apply this endowment given to them by Allah as an avenue of earning divine reward in defending their nation.”
He also added that “we should not wait for soldiers to come, before they come the carnage will have been done. Some of them drop their guns and flee.”