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OPC Lambasts Dambazau For Linking Group With Boko Haram

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The O’odua Peoples Congress (OPC) said the former Chief of Army Staff and Minister of Interior, Lieutenant-General Abdurahman Dambazau, is suffering from acute dementia and gradually losing touch with reality.

OPC, in a statement on Saturday by its Publicity Secretary, Barrister Yinka Oguntimehin, reacted to the statement credited to the former minister that the OPC was the same as the dreaded Boko Haram.

The group condemned in strong terms the statement credited to the ex-minister, pointing out that such statements were capable of heating up the polity and disrupting national peace.

Oguntimehin also described Dambazau as a northern irredentist and extremist popularly noted for his unguarded statements and utterances.

“From his statement, it is obvious that the ex-COAS is suffering from acute dementia and he is gradually losing touch with the realities of this time.

 

“Dambazau’s statement that OPC and IPOB are very much the same as the dreaded Boko Haram was made in bad faith and such statements have raised some fundamental questions about his intentions, interests and morality as a former COAS and minister of Interior that have allegedly been supporting the bandits by offering both financial and technical support to the group.

“Such high profile ex-military officer cannot be trusted in the fight against insurgency because he had on several occasion pleaded on their behalf.

“In 2014, before the general election, Dambazau and four other top northern leaders had their hands in the recruitments of bandits into the country. And when he eventually became the minister of Interior, under President Muhammadu Buhari, he requested and pleaded that the Federal Government should raise over N800 billion to settle the bandits. A request which was opposed by Nigerians.

“So for such a person to have said that OPC is the same as Boko Haram is not only derogatory, but it is most unfortunate to say the least.”

Oguntimehin said: “Boko Haram is adjudged globally as the third most dreaded terrorist groups in the world. And up till today, it remains as such with various cases of killings across the North.

“For instance, presently, Boko Haram and bandits have taken over four states in the North and Danbazau had never condemned their atrocities, he didn’t raise a finger.

“It is no doubt that he is one of their sponsors. That is why he had, rather than offering lasting solution to the insurgency in the north and across the country, remained an ardent promoter of bandits and other terrorist groups in Nigeria.

So, from his statement, it shows that the ex-minister is not in his right frame of mind, because when bandits killed a foremost Oba in Ondo, he didn’t talk. When other respected leaders from the north held a meeting on the critical security situation in the country,he didn’t attend.”

The OPC publicity scribe stated further that the group has since its existence in 1994 remains one of the most dependable organizations that have been defending the interest of the people of the south west.

“OPC has never involved in any act of insurgency, including kidnapping or killings. Our group have been at the vanguard of supporting the police and providing information that can help the police in ensuring effective security at the grassroots.

“For instance, during the END SARS protests, OPC came to the rescue in the southwest and we protected the police stations and the police formations against unscrupulous rioters that had hijacked the peaceful protests.

Recently, the OPC under our amiable leader, the Aareonakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams, apprehended the notorious Kidnap kingpin, Abdullah Iskilu Wakili that had been terrorising the people of Ibarapa and its environs, and we handed him over to the police.

“So for somebody of Dambazau status to say such a group is like the Boko Haram truly shows his mindset and level of thinking. Such a person has truly lost touch with the realities of the present time because today, OPC has been reorganised, repackaged, and re-orientated in such a way that it has become a thorn in the flesh of bandits, kidnappers and terrorists. And today, the fear of the OPC has truly become the beginning of wisdom for people like Danbazau and his allies

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Outrage Over Sunday Igboho’s Outburst On Adeboye’s Son Death

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A viral video of Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho, where he said he would not greet or sympathise with General Overseer of Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adeboye, over the demise of his son, Dare, has sparked outrage.

Igboho stirred the hornets’ nest when he rained curses on any leader or cleric who refuses to support the secession agenda, saying God will kill their children and wives.

The Nation reports Igboho’s aide, Olayomi Koiki, in the video had asked him (Igboho) to commiserate with Adeboye over the death of his son, Pastor Dare Adeboye.

But the visibly infuriated Igboho asked if the man of God had declared his support for the Yoruba nation.

He said: “Has Baba supported the Yoruba nation that we will now be greeting him? We don’t need to greet Adeboye. What is my own with that? We are not doing church here. This is not religion.

“What we are doing is not about religion. Even our clerics are blocking our path. We don’t need to commiserate with Adeboye, what’s my business with that

“Adeboye has never spoken about the Yoruba issue. Look at how huge his congregation is, why hasn’t he spoken for the Yoruba Nation? We don’t need to commiserate with him.

“God himself will judge those who have not supported us, may He continue to kill their wives and children since they don’t want us to reach our promised land.”

The viral video has set many tongues wagging especially on social media with many berating Igboho for using uncouth words and cursing leaders.

Many others cautioned him for showing disrespect to the bereaved.

David Ewetan said: “Death knows neither the strong nor weak, faithful or unfaithful… After he mocked a mourning father, hope Yoruba nation will save him and his family from their own death? Those words from him are void of class. Everything is not about politics.”

Agbolade Segun stated: “When you believe too much in charms, you begin to lack empathy and misbehave… Thinking you’re something when you’re just ordinary dust. Lack of knowledge is a cancer.”

Emmanuel Adejare argued: “Mr Sunday, you are not God, and Pastor Adeboye would never join words with you.. He is not stopping you from getting Yoruba Nation so why all this mess? My people perish bcos of lack of wisdom.. you are not bigger than God.”

Dasola Adeyemo lamented: “This is just too much, not even at a grieving period like this. Not publicly announcing or talking on social media means one is not supporting Odua Nation. Pls bro mind your speech.”

Adebayo Adejumo noted: “People should ignore this uncouth simpleton. This is not in our (Yoruba) culture to deride the bereaved and subject them to barbarity of this magnitude.

“Even if The Adeboyes are his sworn enemies, it won’t amount to this vituperative recklessness. Does he, Igboho knows what would be of him the next second? This is what we get in a society that is so deprived of responsible characters.”

Gabriel Omowonuola said: “You want Yoruba nation you relocated your wife and children to overseas. Bring them back to Ibadan and the rest of us go follow you.”

Johnson Nwachukwu tweeted: “Honestly Sunday igboho miss fired in this one, even in a battle respect are accorded the dead on the enemy side because death smiles at all of us.”

Source: The Nation

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Prophet TB Joshua Responds To Kanu, Igboho’s Cessation Calls

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Prophet TB Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nation, SCOAN, has assured that Nigeria will not disintegrate.

Joshua said though Nigeria would be covered by a cloud of “crisis, murder, killings, destruction” but would not disintegrate.

Addressing members of his church, the prophet said: “I want to assure you, nothing will happen to Nigeria. Nigeria will remain one.

“Beyond this crisis, Nigeria is beautiful. Your prayer now is that you should witness it so that this crisis will not take you away.

“It is decreed that this nation will be reckoned with as a powerful nation.”

The prophet’s message is coming amid calls for the break up of the country.

People like Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, and Sunday Igboho have been at the forefront of canvassing for Nigeria’s disintegration.

Their calls followed the worsening case of insecurity occasioned by kidnapping, banditry, terrorism and general criminalities.

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Army Arrests 10 Boko Haram Suspects Inside Kano Mosque

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday evening stormed a Boko Haram suspected mosque located at Filin Lazio, Hotoro in Kano metropolis and arrested no fewer than 10 suspects.

Reports have it that the operation was conducted in a very professional manner without drawing the ire of Muslims who were just breaking their fast.

According to New Telegraph, the mosque was said to belong to some men from Borno State who had fled the troubled North-East due to the Boko Haram insurgency.

It was further learnt that the troops took away some unidentified items from the surroundings of the mosque.

However, when contacted, Captain Uba, the army spokesperson in Kano, said he had not been briefed on the development, and promised to get back.

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