Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River state has claimed that solid mineral deposit in Nigeria is attracting terrorists to the nation.
Showing on Channels Tv on Thursday April 28, Ayade said that Nigeria has so many important elements and metals of financial interests which has now turn into a problem.
He additionally claimed that the collapse of Afghanistan implies that ISWAP sees West Africa as their own God-given province, and their agenda is to wipe out all residents of the sub-region as they see Muslims and Christians of this space as infidels.
“Security has a really huge worldwide dimensions.
“Nigeria has so many important elements and metals of financial interests. So, the strong minerals deposit has develop into a source of problem to the nation.
“Nigeria has a big deposit of tantalite, they have led, they have zink, they’ve gold, uranium, the deposits are so enormous. Most occasions in Africa when you’ve got such a deposit, it’s simply an invite for disaster because they [foreign actors] will hold you unsettled so that they’ll do the exploration.
“The collapse of Afghanistan signifies that ISWAP sees West Africa as their very own God-given province.
“So, they have the policy to occupy West Africa and with the collapse of Afghanistan, they now have entry to power, they’ve a sovereign nation known as their own, they deal on drugs, sell those drugs to boost funds, purchase arms and prosecute an enormous conflict.”
Ayade who reiterated that President Muhammadu Buhari has done properly to keep Nigeria together regardless of these assaults, maintained that the safety challenges in Nigeria are usually not because of leadership failure however a global situation with a global dimension with the intention of maintaining Nigeria unstable.
“ISWAP has a lot capability at the moment – Boko Haram linked to Al-Qaeda, ISWAP linked to ISIS are all concentrating on Nigeria, her pure sources.
“You want some worldwide strategic and safety connections to handle the difficulty. That is far past the President and the capability of the President of Nigeria”
Ayade additionally stated Nigeria should cry out to the worldwide neighborhood and search subtle digital and no-contact expertise to handle the safety challenges within the nation.
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