The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Borno State, on Sunday, said it has uncovered a “spiritual book” suspected to be used by Boko Haram to hypnotise their victims.
The state commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed this in Maiduguri, in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Abdullahi said that the book, written in Arabic, was discovered during an operation by men of the command at an abandoned house in Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.
“It is sad that many innocent souls had been dragged into submitting to Boko Haram through spiritual indoctrination.
“The book, named ‘Guduma’, was used by the insurgents as a powerful charm to indoctrinate followers into submitting to the dictates of leaders of the sect.
“Our findings revealed that the book was also used in deceiving victims and members of the sect into believing that it could make them invisible and also offer protection against bullet shots and bombs.
“The spiritual book was abandoned by ‘Boko Haram’ after the takeover of Dikwa from the insurgents, two years ago,” he said.
Meanwhile, following attack on Kuda community in Adamawa State by some suspected Boko Haram terrorists, the Commander, 28 Task Force Brigade, Brigadier-General Felix Omoigui, has commiserated with the families of the deceased.
The commander, who was on an assessment tour, following attack by the Boko Haram terrorists that claimed the lives of 18 people with several others wounded, also condoled with the community for the unfortunate incident.
He assured them that the military and the security agencies were there to protect them, assuring that his command would do all that was possible to track and apprehend the assailants.