Photo Credit: Daily Post.
Explaining why he likened agitators in the country to terrorists, Gbajabiamila stated that these secessionists do not have any tolerance for those whose views are different from theirs. Continuing, Gbajabiamila lamented that separatists have now taken to the habit of committing economic sabotage against the country and their fellow Nigerians.
He ended by describing their strong stance against debate and any opinion dissimilar from theirs, as a testament of their likeness to terror groups like Boko-Haram and ISWAP.
IPOB members. Credit: The Nation.
First, a terrorist is a person, organization, or group that uses violence or the threat of violence as a tool to achieve certain political goals.
Now, have Biafra and Yoruba Nation agitators ever resorted to the violence or the threat of violence as a tool to achieve their personal interests, against the collective interest of the country? The answer is a strong yes.
Oduduwa Agitators. Credit: Vanguard News.
In the past six months, IPOB members terrorized the South-East constantly and turned the once peaceful and industrious region into a mini war zone. Their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, faces charges of treason and illegal possession of firearm. He is currently being held in the custody of the Department of State (DSS) while awaiting trial.
Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB. Credit: Vanguard News.
Sunday Igboho. Credit: Daily Post.
Yoruba Nation agitators have held rallies and demonstrations that are capable of breaking law and order in the country. Despite several warnings from the authorities, their leader, Sunday Adeyemo, AKA Sunday Igboho, continued to cheer them on.
Weapons recovered from Igboho's residence by the DSS.
Sunday Igboho's residence was later raided by the DSS who discovered tons of weapons and ammunition that they accused him of amassing illegally. If these are peaceful agitators, why were they stockpiling weapons? Sunday Igboho remains in detention in Benin Republic, where he was arrested while trying to flee to Germany.
Photo Credit: This Day, Premium Times.
Based on all these and the inability of these agitators to listen to dissenting opinions and views about their activities, the writer opines that they may not be different from insurgents, as affirmed by the honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives.
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