Boko Haram, bandits are different from IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu— El-Rufai

By Newsie Events Media:

Nasir El-Rufai, the Kaduna State Governor has said that Boko Haram terrorists and bandits has no recognised and central leadership, as against the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB and their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The Governor pointed out that Kanu is a visible and central leader, who lived abroad and calling for the disintegration of the country.

El-Rufai stated this during an interview on BBC Pidgin monitored by Vanguard, on Friday morning.

He maintained while responding to a question which most Nigerians are asking, ‘why the bandits and terrorists in the North are not being treated with the same zeal and dedication with which agitators in the southern parts are dealt with?’

According to el-Rufai, “I was very happy (when Nnamdi Kanu was arrested) because, first he jumped bail, jeopardising his sureties.

“Secondly, a person that challenges the sovereignty and the authority of a state and incites violence; he refers to his own country as a zoo.

“This should be a message to all these separatists challenging the authority of the Nigerian State to be very careful.”
Asked about handling Boko Haram and bandits with the same swiftness, he said: “No! No! No! No! People are comparing apples to oranges.

“Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of IPOB, a proscribed organisation. He is identifiable, costably in constant communication and everyone knows where he is.

“Let’s take Boko Haram for instance. Shekau was in hiding and for the past 10 years and the military had been waging a war to get him.

“It is not like Shekau was in Saudi Arabia, sitting in one place, tweeting about the break up of Nigeria or asking Boko Haram to go and kill Helen and Nasir el-Rufai.

“Nnamdi Kanu is in one place while Shekau is waging guerrilla warfare. The insurgency is still going on and the Federal Government is not giving up.

“Regarding bandits, they are not centralised under one leadership. Who is the head of the bandits? Who is the equivanlent of Nmandi Kanu with banditry?

“Bandits are just collections of independent criminals. It is a business for them. It is not a case of Nigeria must break up.
“I want to challenge anyone to tell me the central leader of bandits ein the same position as Kanu.”

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