The Shehu of Borno, His Eminence, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar Garbai El-Kanemi has endorsed the Boko Hala Peace Manual produced by the Al-Amin Foundation for Peace and Development to counter the delusion of insurgents that has ravaged the region.
Shehu made this known during the Graduation of Peace Champions and Presentation of Cash Support to 20 Islamic Schools at Shehu’s palace, Maiduguri on Monday
The paramount ruler said he threw his weight behind the initiative of Hamsatu Allamin of portraying Western Education as non-prohibited and described it as timely considering the insurgency crisis.
He blessed the initiative and said his doors are always open for the initiative for his support.
He lauded the efforts of Hamsatu Allamin in the peace-building process, saying the Peace Manual is apt as displaced communities are settling and directed Districts and Village heads of the state to obtain copies for their consumption.
He noted that Islam is a religion of knowledge and urged Islamic Scholars to ensure that message is preached.
In her opening address, the Executive Director of Al-Amin Foundation for Peace and Development, Hamsatu Allamin stressed Boko Haram has inflicted serious injuries on Islam and there is a need for concerned Muslims to defend the images of the beautiful religion.
Hamsatu explained that the manual five categories include peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims, reconciliation, meditation, and education.
She noted that the books were produced in five languages and 20 Islamic Schools have been selected in Jere and Maiduguri Metropolitan Council for a pilot program.
She also supported children of victims of the Boko Haram crisis with empowerment kits.