One Mr Adamu Garba, who once aspired to be the president of Nigeria, has stirred the hornet nest in the country by comparing the Northern bandits with the Niger Delta militants, during a programme on Africa Independent Television (AIT).
In his words,
“Deradicalization that is done to this Boko Haram isn’t enough. You can’t deradicalize me by speaking to me or bringing a preacher. I need to have some sense of responsibility on myself and my wellbeing. What happened in the Niger Delta case is that they were not just integrated into the community, they were trained, some of them became pilots, engineers.” He thundered, “What Niger Delta did was it not killing and criminality too? Was it not kidnapping and bombing too? It is? What we need to do is to train them and give them a sense of responsibility.”