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Don't Confuse Fulani Herdsmen With Terrorists. IPOB Was Dangerous To National Security – Lai Mohammed

Don’t Confuse Fulani Herdsmen With Terrorists. IPOB Was
Dangerous To National Security – Lai Mohammed. – BBC Interview.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigerian Minister of Information and
Culture, has insisted on the Federal Government’s position that
Fulani herdsmen are not terrorists, unlike separatist group, the
Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), the
minister revealed that herdsmen’s acts of violence in the country
“should not be confused with terrorism acts”.
Despite that the group was named the fourth deadliest group in the
world in 2014’s Global Terrorism Index, Mohammed believes
herdsmen have a different agenda to IPOB’s separatist campaign,
saying the Nnamdi Kanu-led group poses a bigger danger to the
country’s national security.
He said, “For instance, Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB leader was caught
on tape, saying that they want Biafra and not peacefully, but by
force.
“He declared that if they do not get Biafra, Somalia will be a
paradise with the kind of mayhem they will unleash on Nigeria.
“The group openly embraced arms and ammunition and the leader
set up Biafra National Guard, Biafra Secret Service and openly
attacked army formations.
“When an organisation decides to not just attack the Army but set
up its own parallel government; when an organisation openly
solicits for arms all over the world; when an organisation starts
issuing out its own passports and currency and does not recognise
the democratically elected government, then it becomes a different
thing.”
Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari’s Senior Special
Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, also dismissed
suggestions that herdsmen are terrorists, stating that they’re
merely criminal gangs.
He said that while the Federal Government is doing its best to curb
the menace of herdsmen, they’re only criminal gangs, unlike IPOB
that has threatened the country’s sovereignty.

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3 Comments

  1. Hmm

  2. Only those who doesn’t understand government will be confused

  3. Ok

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