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OPC, IPOB Are Just Like Boko Haram, Dambazau Says




The fast previous Minister of Inside, Lt.-Gen. Abdul-Rahman Dambazau (rtd), on Friday, stated the O’odua Folks’s Congress (OPC) and the proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) are extremist teams like Boko Haram.


Dambazau stated this at Military Warfare School in Abuja whereas delivering a lecture to members after all 5/2021.

He alleged that the 2 teams have been sponsoring a brand new wave of extremism that would ignite ethnic battle to attain their goals of dividing the nation.

Dambazau stated the police have a important function to play in quelling current agitations throughout the nation, “as a substitute of leaving all the pieces for the navy”.

“The 2 teams have been making efforts to ignite nationwide inter-ethnic conflicts by their violent assaults on northern residents or transacting companies within the south as a fast technique to realise their dream for a divided Nigeria.

“We see parallels between Boko Haram and the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB) and Oodua Folks’s Congress (OPC), each ethnic extremist teams. All of the three teams function on the platform of extremism,” DailyTrust quoted Dambazau to have stated. 

Talking earlier, the Chief of Military Workers, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru directed all Nigerian Military coaching establishments to construct acceptable capacities and competencies to make the military a formidable power to sort out all safety threats.

He stated the faculty was conceptualised to bridge the coaching gaps in technique and ways amongst officers of the Nigerian Military.

“On this regard, I’ve directed that each one Nigerian Military coaching establishments ought to construct acceptable capacities and competencies that may make the Nigerian military a formidable power.

“As you might be all conscious, our nation has been grappling with a myriad of safety challenges which incorporates insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and different types of criminality throughout all of the states of the federation.

“As daunting as these challenges could also be, I firmly consider that they current management alternatives, particularly on the operational ranges to which you presently belong to.

“Subsequently, I problem you to make good use of your time on the faculty and imbibe data to open your thoughts to new concepts that improve the defence and safety of our nation.”

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