Speaker of Nigeria’s lower chamber, Femi Gbajabiamila,says the refusal of the separatist movements in the southern part of the country to accommodate dissenting opinions makes them the same as the Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists.
He stated this on Wednesday in his address to welcome members of the House back from their nine weeks recess.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) advocates the secession of the Igbo-populated South-east zone while in the South-west zone, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, is leading agitation for a Yoruba nation.
IPOB recently gave a sit-at-home order every Monday in the South-east. The order has been enforced partly through violence, forcing the people of the region to comply.
The speaker frowned against the actions of the movement.