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Dambazau explain why IPOB and OPC Are Similar to Boko Haram
Abdulrahman Dambazau, a former minister of interior, has stated there is sameness between the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Odudua People’s Congress (OPC), and Boko Haram.
In response to The Cable, Dambazau, who’s a former army general and a previous chief of military staff, painted both agitating organizations, OPC and the IPOB as extremist groups.
The then minister demonstrated that each group is displaying characteristics much like that of Boko Haram when the rebel group began out in 2009.
“They’re all non-state actors; they all have separatist agenda to carve out states out of Nigeria’s territory; they all don’t believe in the Nigerian project, its unity, and peaceable co-existence just like BH.
“They’re also beginning their projects by attacking security forces and those they consider their keepings.”
In keeping with Daily Trust, he acknowledged that each organization tries to incite inter-ethnic disagreements by firing on northern residents.
The retired general mentioned:
“We see parallels between BH, a religious extremist group and the IPOB and OPC, both ethnic extremist groups. All the three groups operate on the platform of extremism.”
He urged that the police should be vigorously concerned in dousing the ethnic conflict throughout the nation.
In the meantime, Ambrose Aisabor a retired Assistant Inspector of Police has mentioned secession group, the IPOB is accumulating weapons by barraging and ransack safety formations.
He informed the news agency that the group goals to attain the Biafra Republic by engaging in warfare with the Nigerian authorities.
The then police officer stated the negligence of intelligence on the a part of the safety agencies has facilitated the group to hold out assaults unchecked.
In one other report, Lauretta Onochie, an aide to the President, has asserted that there’ll by no means be a Republic of Biafra again.
She tweeted on Monday, April 5, noting that the Republic of Biafra expired the day secessionist forces relinquished to Yakubu Gowon, the former head of state.
She attached footage displaying the then Head of State, attaining to the then Biafran Vice President, Major General Philip Effiong, who stimulated the give up of the Biafran State to Nigeria in 1970.