Friday, 16 November 2018
Atiku reveals the formation of Boko Haram and talks about Nnamdi Kanu
Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar said Boko Haram was formed by youngsters, who were left by politicians.
PDP's presidential candidate said this in a conversation with The Africa Report, while explaining how he would fight the cult.
"I know how Boko Haram came into being. They were broadcasts of political gangsters. The politicians used these Boko Haram boys to win elections, so abandoned them, and then they did not find work.
"It was the same with Niger Delta. In 1998 I saw it myself and warned people.
"It will be a multi-faceted approach, which will involve negotiations. This will involve military action," he said.
At the constant clashes between shepherds / farmers and animal husbandry, Atiku grazing reserves said the solution.
"In each northern province we had a grass area. During the season, the cattle are on the reserves.
"When the grasses have grown green, it goes without the season that cattle move to the areas where they were grown so that the grass can grow grassland. These pastures have been abandoned over the years.
As regards the fate of Biafra's native boss (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and former security adviser Sambo Dasuki Atiku stressed that the rule of law should be respected.
His words: "I do not want to be individualistic in this matter. I reject any illegal detention, any detention, which is not based on respect for law and order.
"Dasuki is illegally detained. Only a court will say if he owes or not."
On calls for secession of some southeastern countries, Atiku referred to "a conference to discuss reconstruction"
"I do not think part of this country will leave. All they want is justice, justice and justice," he added.