Governor Ben Ayade of Cross Rivers state has thrown shots at some foreign countries after he alleged that they are the source of funding and support for agitators of secession in Nigeria.
Ayade made the revelation when he visited President Buhari at the presidential villa on Thursday, June 3 and spoke with pressmen. He alleged that some foreign countries target nations with natural resources and support secessionist agitations because they would like to see the country go to war and boost their gun trade.
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Nigeria has been thrown into a state of turmoil and agitation owning to the fact that secession factions have arose from the South East and the South West with their leaders bent on seeing the nation break apart.
He said“The country is snowballing into a civil strife. We need to come together and support Mr. President to overcome the insurgency which is characterised by external militias who are paid for the purpose.
I know very clearly that they have basic interest in our natural resources, especially our tantalite and cobalt-related derivatives, as well as diamond and gold. As you know, what this international community does for Africa, once they see large deposit of natural resources, they will be glad to see such country go to war.
On one side, they’re funding enemies of state; on the other hand, they’re funding secessionists so that they can be in the business of guns. he added.
Source: Newzandar News