Popular Islamic Cleric, Ahmad Gumi has stated that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB are more dangerous than Bandits adding that it will be ‘unfair’ to make comparisons between the two groups.
He argued that the crimes of herdsmen and bandits were lesser than those of IPOB. He made these comments in an interview of Arise TV.
“IPOB is attacking the police, the army, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and other government institutions; killing our men in service,”
The herdsmen are kidnapping children not to kill them but to get money; so how can you compare somebody who is killing our gallant men directly to somebody who is kidnapping children to make money and not to kill them. Look, we need some fairness in what we are doing.”
It will be recalled that bandits have kidnapped over 800 school children across the north since December 2020. IPOB on the other hand, launched its militia arm called Eastern Security Network (ESN) a few months ago.
Since then several attacks on security operatives and government infrastructure in the South-East have surged.