Nigeria witnessing unique wave of ethnic extremism

[FILE PHOTO] Abdulrahman Dambazau

A feeble Chief of Military Group, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahamah Dambazau (rtd), the day earlier than this present day acknowledged Nigeria is witnessing a novel wave of ethnic extremism that could well ignite ethnic conflict.

Dambazzau, a feeble minister of Inside, nonetheless, acknowledged the Police has a indubitably important role to play in quelling most up-to-date agitations at some level of the country, as an different of leaving all the pieces in the arms of the protection power.

Whereas advancing solutions to basically the most up-to-date national safety threats, the feeble minister acknowledged it is the constitutional accountability of the protection power to crush insurrections and other acts that threaten the sovereignty and territory integrity of the country.

Dambazzau, who said this whereas turning in a lecture to contributors of Route 5 of the Wrestle College, argued further that the job of the proscribed Indigenous Of us of Biafra (IPOB) and Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) is now not utterly different from Boko Haram’s bloody campaign in the northern ingredients of the country.

He acknowledged: “The two groups personal been making efforts to ignite nationwide inter-ethnic conflicts thru their violent attacks on northerners resident or transacting companies in the south as a like a flash approach to understand their dream for a divided Nigeria.

“We leer parallels between Boko Haram, a non secular low team, and the IPOB and OPC, every ethnic extremist team. The overall three groups operate on the platform of extremism.”

Chief of Military Group (COAS), Lt-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, expressed optimism that the practicing would equip contributors with the requisite trip to devise and develop protection power operations.

He said: “It’s a long way hoped that every particular person thru your discontinuance right here, you is now not going to handiest explore unique frontiers of recordsdata and emerging safety threats however also propose strategies for defeating them.

“As you are mindful, our nation has been grappling with word of safety challenges. These consist of insurgency, banditry, kidnapping and other kinds of illegal activity at some level of your entire states of the federation.” 

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