Senator Ben Murray-Bruce (PDP-Bayelsa East) has told the federal government that Boko Haram terrorist cannot be fought with guns and bullets.
Buhari on Wednesday approved the release of $1 billion for the procurement of security equipment to fight insurgency.
This was made known to State House correspondents by the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, at the end of a meeting Buhari had with security chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Reacting in a post on Twitter, the media mogul likened fighting Boko Haram with guns to fighting a spirit with physical weapons.
Murray-Bruce called on the government to instead focus on fighting the ideology of the terror group.
He wrote: “On this $1 billion, we must understand that Boko Haram isn’t just a terror group. More importantly, it is an ideology.
“The phrase itself means that Western Education is sin. You can’t fight an ideology with guns and bullets alone. Its like fighting a spirit with physical weapons.”