Islamic group wants Nigerian government to proscribe all ethnic militant groups

Al Shabab used to illustrate the story.

The group wants MASSOB, MEND, others proscribed.

A non-governmental organisation, Muslim Media Watch Group (MMWG), has called on the Federal Government to ban all ethnic militant groups in the country.

The coordinator of the group, Ibrahim Abdullahi, made the call on Tuesday while speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria in Ilorin.

Mr. Abdullahi said his group had nothing against the ban placed on the Islamic sect, Boko Haram. He said anything that will bring peace and stability to the country and pave way for progress is okay by the media watch group.

He said that it was not enough for the government to proscribe only the Boko Haram militant sect while other ethnic groups were terrorizing the country.

“Federal Government should not focus on only one group to deal with, for instance, all militant groups in the country should be banned as well,” he said.

Mr. Abdullahi called on the government to ban such groups as MASSOB, MEND, Egbesu and Ombatse.

He said since all the militant groups carried arms and procured ammunitions with which they killed people both in the Northern and Southern parts of the country, they should be banned.


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