We have succeeded in dividing Nigeria along ethnic and economic lines – Rochas Okorocha

Former governor of Imo state and member of the senate, Rochas Okorocha has blamed politicians in the country for dividing the country along ethnic and economic lines. The former governor who also spoke about the worsening insecurity challenges in the country said insurgency, kidnapping and the herdsmen crisis will not stop for as long as politicians continue to imbibe in injustice. 

Recently, apart from the growing calls for secession by some separatists groups, the insecurity challenges in the country have been a major source of worry for Nigerians. The cases of abductions and the killings of some university students in kaduna state, insurgency attacks in the northeast, Boko haram hoisting their flag in a captured village in Niger state which is just two kilometres away from the FCT, attacks in the southeast and the crisis involving herders in the southwest are just some reported cases of the worrying situation of the insecurity challenges around the country in the past weeks.

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Addressing these issues in short video clip posted on the verified twitter account of African Independent Television (AIT), senator Rochas Okorocha said, 

“We have succeeded in dividing Nigeria along ethnic groupings, today you hear, you are “Igbo, Hausa, Yoruba, Efik, Ijaw, we have also succeeded in dividing this country along Economic line, but yet in Poverty is our nation thriving, in injustice is our nation thriving. For as long as we have not empowered the woman in the house to give us a good family, and for as long as our politicians continue to imbibe in the spirit of injustice and poverty ravaging our nation, insurgency, ‘herdsmenship’ and kidnapping can never stop.”

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