The Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), in Borno, Ibrahim Abdullahi, disclosed in Maiduguri, that a book, believed to be the spiritual book, which the Boko Haram sect has been using in indoctrinating followers, has been discovered.
Abdullahi said that the book, written in Arabic, was discovered during an operation by the corps officials at an abandoned house in Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.
According to Abdullahi: “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.