The Secretary of the Borno Elders Forum (BEF), Alhaji Bulami Gubio, on Friday, described members of the Islamist sect, Boko Haram, as cowards who don’t have the guts to face the military in bushes and have now taken to bombing innocent citizens praying in mosques.
“It is sad that the Boko Haram fighters have continued to unleash terror on Muslim worshipers in the state.
“Residents must stand up and protect themselves by forming Mosque Guards in all areas to halt this madness,” Gubio said.
“In the early stage of Islam, Mosque Guards were used to protect worshippers from aggression from Idol worshipers. I think we must copy from that by ensuring safety in our mosques,” he added.
Gubio said the renewed mosque attacks had shown that the insurgents had nothing to do with Islam.
“It is now clear that they are anti-Islam, they are only pretending to be Muslims, when their mission is to give the religion a bad name,” he said.
However, Gubio expressed optimism that the insurgency would end in a matter of time. He urged Nigerians to continue to pray for a quick end to the attack.