A former Chief of Military Workers in Nigeria, Lieutenant Normal Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has designated the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) and Odua Folks’s Congress (OPC) as terrorist organizations.
In response to him, each teams should not totally different from the Boko Haram terrorist group as they’ve been attacking harmless residents and trying to pitch the North in opposition to the South.
The previous military chief additional accused IPOB and OPC of makes an attempt to result in one other civil warfare within the nation and a attainable break up of Nigeria primarily based on ethnic conflicts they’re sponsoring.
Dambazzau, who can also be a former Inside Minister, made his views recognized whereas delivering a lecture to contributors in fact 5, 2021, Military Conflict School Nigeria.
In his phrases, “The 2 teams have been making efforts to ignite nationwide inter-ethnic conflicts by means of their violent assaults on northern residents or transacting companies within the south as a fast to understand their dream for a divided Nigeria.
“We see parallels between BH, a spiritual excessive group, and the IPOB and OPC, each ethnic extremist teams. All of the three teams function on the platform of extremism.”
In the meantime, the Nigerian Military has denied experiences that its personnel has killed about 70 harmless individuals in latest raids in Benue State.
The spokesperson for the Nigerian Military, Brig Normal Mohammad Yerima in a response on Friday to the allegation that troopers have killed a number of harmless civilians in Mbator, Shangev-Tiev of Konshisha Native Authorities Space of Benue d3scribed the allegation as unfaithful.
He added that opposite to the allegation, the on-going operation in Benue State is to fish out hoodlums who attacked and killed eleven Military personnel, together with one officer and ten troopers.
It might be recalled as earlier printed by Naija Information that the folks of Mbator in Shangev-Tiev of Konshisha Native Authorities Space of Benue State have accused Nigerian troopers of killing no less than 70 harmless individuals.
Bonta village of Mbator in Shangev-Tiev of Konshisha LGA and the Okpute-Ainu in Oju LGA have skilled a number of many years of land tussle with renewed hostility breaking out between each communities 5 days in the past which led to the deployment of troops.
Talking on Friday throughout a press convention in Makurdi, Benue, a gaggle generally known as Shangev-Tiev Meeting (STA), accused the army of ravaging no less than 15 different communities, destroying colleges and hospitals within the course of.
Reacting to the allegation, Military Spokesperson famous that the troopers are solely in Benue to fish out the alleged killers of 11 Military personnel.
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