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Abuja: Blasting Boko Haram militants, a Nigerian senior military official has claimed that the insurgents do not know how to read the holy Quran and do not practice the religion that they claim, committing atrocities in its name. “Most of the Boko Haram terrorists captured by Nigerian Military cannot read the Qur’an, some of them cannot even recite the first chapter””Surah Al-Fathiha, yet they claim they want to establish an ‘Islamic State’,” acting director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, wrote on Facebook. Considering the acts of extremist group’s acts as “ironically shameful”, the senior military official revealed that “when the Nigerian Military captured their bases and training camps, they never found Qur’an, Hadith or other Islamic literature.” “What they found were ammunitions, , condoms and all sort of drugs including sex enhancing drugs in their enclaves at Sambisa Forest, Borno, North Eastern Nigeria,” officer Usman said. Usman’s Facebook post was shared hundreds of times by his followers who asserted that the terrorist group tarnishes the image of Islam.