The Coordinator of the Minority Interests Rights Project, MIRP, Mr. Mark Lipdo, made this claim on Saturday during a workshop for leaders of ethnic minorities in the North, jointly organised by Gatestone Institute, New York and Stefanos Foundation Nigeria.
While speaking about the security situation in Northern Nigeria, Mr. Lipdo said, “These stories were not taken serious because it involves the minority groups. So we are trying to bring the minorities together to tell their stories, especially now that Nigerians are anticipating a new nation through the national conference. So our aim is to bring cohesion among the minority groups, enable them to tell their stories and find a way forward.”
The group is also dissatisfied with slots given to the ethnic minorities in the National Conference being packaged by the Federal Government.
In one of the latest assaults, the Boko Haram group left the people of Konduga town in grief after an attack on a police station, houses and mosques left scores dead.
The sect members also took hostage 20 young women from a local college.
The Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, who visited Konduga village, told reporters that up to 70 percent of the town was destroyed.
Governor Shettima also pledged that his government wills about 100 million naira on emergency materials.