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Southern Secessionists Are The Same As Boko Haram, ISWAP – Gbajabiamila




The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has likened southern separatists to deadly terrorist groups, Boko Haram and  ISWAP.

According to the speaker, there is no difference between the separatist activists in the South-West and South-East geopolitical zones in the country, and the deadly Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.

Gbajabiamila said this he spoke at the resumption of the House of Representatives from the 2021 annual legislative recess on Wednesday, September 15.


“We must now add to these concerns an emerging threat that presents the same clear and present danger.

“In the South of Nigeria, East and West, miscreants and criminals masquerading as separatist activists have emerged to wreak havoc, take lives and commit economic sabotage against fellow Nigerians and against the state.

“These people, in their inclination for devastating violence against fellow citizens, their appetite for the destruction of private property, their disruption of academic activities, commerce, and industry, their propensity for defiling institutions of the state, society and community, 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 said.

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