Saturday, 10 April 2021 18:26

IPOB and OPC share similarities with Boko Haram — Dambazau

A former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, alluded the operation of Indigenous People of Biafra and the Oodua Peoples Congress as a shared similarities with the insurgent group, Boko Haram.

Speaking on Friday in Abuja, at the inauguration of Army War College Nigeria Course 5/2021, the ex-Chief of Army Staff said "both groups all have separatist agenda to carve out states out of Nigeria’s territory; they all do not believe in the Nigerian project, its unity and peaceful co-existence just like Boko Haram.”

Dambazau added that both groups were exhibiting features similar to that of Boko Haram when the insurgent group started out in 2009. 

OPC and IPOB were making attempts to plunge the nation into ethnic war, he said.

He declared that the three groups operate on the platform of extremism alongside secessionist threats.

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