Security analysts said the Buhari administration has refused to rein in Kautal Hore and warned of security implications for the country.
“Notwithstanding whether Kautal Hore is a fringe group or not, its past and recent statements are far more dangerous to national security than what we have heard from pro-Biafrian groups and others from the south,” Cheta Nwanze, lead analyst at SBM Intelligence said on Saturday.
“We saw the level of force that was used to crush pro-Biafran agitators and how Ralph Nwazurike was recently invited by security agencies for saying he would not allow his hometown to be overrun by killer herdsmen,” Mr Nwanze said.
“But you now have a northern group like Kautal Hore frequently issuing very sinister statements without being called to account.”
“This different rule for the goose and another rule for the gander is what is worsening how people are reacting and how the security situation is worsening across the country,” the analyst added.
He said Mr Buhari has done little to disabuse Nigerians that he is a leader of the country rather than a partisan president that he is being perceived as, especially across the south.
“The perception of a favourable treatment of some groups over the others is not helpful,” Mr Nwanze said.
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