Social Media Roundup: Fighting insurgency with spiritual warfare?

by | Oct 4, 2019

On Monday this week, The Nigerian Army held a spiritual warfare seminar themed Countering insurgency and violent extremism in Nigeria through spiritual warfare.

The seminar reportedly involved conversations on how religious organisations can play a role in preventing ideologies of terrorism in the society.

According to a report by The Punch, The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai represented by Chief of Administration, Maj. Gen. Sani Yusuf urged religious leaders and clerics to “fashion out ways of stepping up [their] roles, remembering that the fight against terrorism is a collective responsibility.”

Check out the flier for the seminar;


Many Nigerians didn’t see it this way, they mostly translated the seminar to mean that the Nigerian Army wants to use prayers to fight insurgency. Here are a few of their reactions;

How did we get here?

Other reactions

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Adele is reportedly dating SKepta

Following her split from her husband Simon Konecki, British singer Adele is said to be dating Skepta, popular British-Nigerian grime Rapper.

A few reactions;


Nigerians Nigerianing

New single incoming?


Other reactions

Find more reactions here.

How Tiwa Savaged Charles Anazodo

Earlier today, veteran Nigerian sports journalist Charles Anazodo took to Twitter to rant about how singer Tiwa Savage walked past him and “didn’t have the courtesy to say hello”.

Here’s how Tiwa responded to the tweet;


Entitled much?

Other reactions


Read more reactions here.


Titilola Oludimu
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