The Minister of Transport and former governor of Rivers state, Rotimi Amaechi, has said that members of the Boko Haram terrorist sect do not engage in the act of beheading human beings.
He made the statement, while speaking with Gbenga Aruleba, during an African Independent Television (AIT) programme, Focus Nigeria, on Friday.
Amaechi, who was speaking on the continuous killings in Rivers state, alleged that the Rivers people were being beheaded.
The minister, who boasted that there was no killings during his tenure as governor of the state, wondered how a human being was capable of killing a fellow human.
According to him, the people who behead human beings are members of the ISIS sect, and not the Boko Haram sect.
He said, “The kind of killing now didn’t happen the time I was the governor. Beheading people? How can a human being behead his fellow human being? The people that do it are people in ISIS not even Boko Haram, Boko Haram don’t behead people.
“The difference between what is happening in Rivers state and what Boko Haram is doing is because Boko Haram is almost decimated, and what the police is doing in Rivers state is similar to what Goodluck Jonathan did with Boko Haram; ‘oh I don’t give a damn if they want to kill them they can kill themselves.’”