Following cases of banditry and insurgency across Nigeria, it has been reported that a former Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has made it known that the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra and the Oodua Peoples Congress share similarities with the insurgent group, Boko Haram.
He added that both the OPC and IPOB were making attempts to plunge the nation into ethnic war.
Dambazau stated this on Friday in Abuja, at the inauguration of Army War College Nigeria Course 5/2021, the ex-Chief of Army Staff, making it known that both groups were exhibiting features similar to that of Boko Haram when the insurgent group started out in 2009.
According to him, “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 added that the three groups operate on the platform of extremism alongside secessionist threats.