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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has compared secessionist groups in the southern part of the country to the insurgents in the northeast such as Boko-Haram and ISWAP stating that there are no differences with them.
Mr Gbajabiamila explained that miscreants disguising as separatist groups have a low tolerance for dissenting opinions or views, thereby, making them similar to the bloodthirsty groups in the northeast.
He stated that government must add all separatists in the South to the list of concerns.
According to the Speaker, ‘In the South of Nigeria, East, and West, miscreants and criminals masquerading as separationist activists have emerged to wreak havoc, take lives and commit economic sabotage against fellow Nigerians and against the state.’
Adding that, “their refusal to engage in debate, or to consider the possibility of dissenting opinions and alternative viewpoints, are no different from Boko Haram and ISWAP.’
He disclosed that Nigeria will deploy all available resources to end the insecurity in the country.
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