A former Chief of Army Staff, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has said that IPOB , OPC and Boko Haram are similar.
News Mail Nigeria reports that IPOB , OPC and Boko Haram all share agenda, they all want Nigeria to split or plunge into ethnic war.
Abdulrahman Dambazau said this while speaking at inauguration of Army War College Nigeria Course 5/2021 in Abuja.
“They are all non-state actors; they 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 BH,” Dambazau said.
“They are also beginning their projects by attacking security forces and those they consider their enemies.
“The two groups have been making efforts to ignite nationwide inter-ethnic conflicts through their violent attacks on northern residents or transacting businesses in the south as a quick to realise their dream for a divided Nigeria.
“We see parallels between BH, a religious extreme group and the IPOB and OPC, both ethnic extremist groups. All the three groups operate on the platform of extremism.”
Dambazau, a former minister of interior, advised that the police should be actively involved in dousing the ethnic tension across the country.
“I believe that the multifaceted approach can be adopted and the problem is that we think that every security issue is the military show but we have the administration of justice approach,” he said.
“It is the primary responsibility of the police to maintain law and order and so we need to also strengthen the police to be able to do that aspect.”