Imam Baba Moussa of Cameroon’s Ngaoundere Mosque said such practices are not part of Islam, and warned parents about Boko Haram fighters who may be recruiting children.
A bomb attack on a packed market in north-eastern Nigeria bearing the hallmarks of Boko Haram killed about 50 people on Tuesday, sources told the Reuters news agency.
Local media reports that the blast occurred at around 1:15 p.m. local time which is located in the village of Sabon Gari in the state of Borno and the blast occurred near the phone section of the market.
Its numerous attacks have left many people dead and displaced.
The Chadian leader said a five-nation regional army will be deployed in days and predicted it will destroy Boko Haram by year’s end.
The explosive device “was hidden in a bag used to disperse herbicides”.
“I have not heard of any individual called Mahamat Daoud”, said Dr Jonathan Hill, a reader in the Defence Studies Department at London’s King’s College, who monitors Boko Haram.
Toward the begin of the year Boko Haram controlled region about the span of Belgium. “It is within our power to definitively overcome Boko Haram“.
The United States strongly condemns the recent terrorist attack in the northeastern Nigerian state of Borno.
Nigeria’s new President Muhammadu Buhari has said his government is open to talks, but also would pursue the military option.
The military has long argued that it is hampered by a lack of weaponry, and Buhari warned Washington last month that a US refusal to arm his troops because of “so-called human rights violations” was helping Boko Haram. Some of the victims were reportedly burned beyond recognition in the blast.
Meanwhile, thousands of Nigerians have been blocked from travelling overseas in a bid to stop them becoming involved in foreign terrorism, prostitution or other criminal activity, immigration officials said on Tuesday.