Why security agents “enjoy linking” IPOB to Unknown Gunmen – Deji Adeyanju


A popular public commentator, Deji Adeyanji, on Wednesday said security agents “know the Unknown Gunmen” terrorising Nigeria’s South-east.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that according to Adeyanju, Nigerian security forces are satisfied with linking the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) with unknown gunmen “because it suits their narrative”.

The gunmen are believed to be behind the frequent attacks in the South-east often targeting security agencies and government facilities in the region.

They have been attacking Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) officials in the region and often refer to South-east and some parts of the South-south Nigeria as “Biafraland.”

“The security agencies know the unknown Gunmen killing innocent people in the South East and they also know where they are just like they know those that kidnapped people on Abuja-Kaduna train. Insecurity has become a business to them,” Adeyanju wrote on his known Twitter handle.

“The more insecure the country becomes, the more money they make. The enjoy linking IPOB to their unknown gunmen because it suits their narrative.

“You want to tell me Govt cannot stop some criminals moving up and down causing destruction in the country. They are even negotiating with people that abducted innocent Nigerians on a train. We are not fools ooo.”

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  1. It not only suits their narrative but also they use the allegation or linkage to show or prove govt’s hasty proscription (without any evidence) of the group as terrorists. Since govt proscribed the group suddenly every crime both usual and unusual in SE became committed by the group according to the govt narrative and all criminals vanished in the zone, where in the world has that ever happened before? Like Adeyanju rightly pointed out, the same govt that is noted for negotiating and paying ransom to bandits in the North, or for even giving amnesty to terrorists in NE, cannot be expected to go after same group of folks it believed are equally terrorists, so the govt is a liar or even responsible for all the insecurities it is narrating in SE.

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