- Over 40,000 Muslim youths in 10 states have been sensitised on the true meaning of jihad in Islam
- The sensitisation was carried out by the Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria
- The association says the re-orientation will help reduce youths’ vulnerability to the propaganda of Boko Haram insurgents
The Federation of Muslim Women Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), on Thursday, September 13, said it has sensitised 45,075 Muslim youths in 10 states on the true meaning of jihad in Islam.
NAN reports that the national Amirah of FOMWAN, Hajiya Halima Jibril, stated this in Benin at a news conference heralding the 33rd FOMWAN national conference.
NAIJ.com gathered that the theme of the conference was “Family Life in Islam: Issues and Challenges in a Dynamic Society.”
Jibril said the re-orientation would help reduce youths’ vulnerability to the propaganda of Boko Haram insurgents.
She said the association worked in collaboration with NGOs to provide access to education for 400,000 out-of-school children in rural areas and improve early grade reading for 100,000 children.
FOWMAN national leader expressed the group’s willingness to collaborate with traditional rulers in fighting the menace of human trafficking in the country.
Jubril urged traditional rulers across the country to be in the vanguard of sensitising communities to the dangers of human trafficking and importance of tracking the traffickers.
She said: “By our own acts of commission and omission, we have abdicated our responsibilities, and allowed extraneous factors to redefine the Nigerian family."
Jubril explained that the association decided to discuss family issues because they were critical to both community and national developments.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian Army on Tuesday, August 14, said it had unravelled a Facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.
The artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, Major Murtala Usman, who announced this at the ongoing Nigerian Army combat support training week in Maiduguri, said the social media accounts were peopled with 2,000 followers.
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