Northern Nigeria Most Backward In The World – Former EFCC Boss, Nuhu Ribadu Blows Hot

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Former chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Nuhu Ribadu, says the people of northern Nigeria are the most backward in the world.

Ribadu said this on Wednesday while speaking at the launch of “Sect and social disorder” and “Quaranic Schools in Northern Nigeria”, books edited by Abdul Rafau Mustapha and Hannah Hoechner.

The former EFCC chairman described the Almajiri system as the worst form of abuse of human rights.

“I am from Yola, we have similar culture with Kaduna, Kano but we don’t have Almajiri, what is happening? We are also Muslims. There are lots of areas where we have similar things. Which education are we talking about, these are some things that are incredible and you don’t know where to start,” he said.

“There is no worse – in the form of violation and abuse of rights more than the Almajiri system, yet people are justifying it comfortably calling themselves as products of it. I think we have to look at it crucially otherwise we will continue to go that direction that we will not be able to solve her problems.

“We are the most backward people in this world, the society of northern Nigeria. Look at all the indices in the world today, we are the worst why? How can we continue to deny ourselves our future?”


Ribadu said the boys in the Almajiri system are often victims of violence

“I worked on many of those crises and conflicts as a member of the investigation team and tribunal, I was in Zango Kataf, I was in Tafawa Balewa, I was in Kaduna religious crisis, I was among the prosecutors of El-Zakzaky in the 1990s,” he said.

“During the Kaduna religious disturbance of 2000, we visited where they buried the victims along Birnin Gwari road, they opened the graves for us, what I saw is still haunting me. There were bodies, all of them young boys, no girls that is talking about Almajiri – boys over 100 buried in mass graves and no identity, not a single one of them had a name and they were all buried, I got interested in this.


“I said let me see and get it touch with those who are responsible for it. They were victims of the crisis that took place in Kaduna because of the Sharia riots. They said they did not have their identity or Mallam responsible for them? They said no. Did anyone come to complain that they have lost a child?

“They said no. I was also in interpol, I had a duty to do outside Nigeria. I flew British Airways few days after that and the governor who introduced Sharia to Nigeria had his kids there and they all went to the first class. It was terrible for me. I could not say anything throughout the flight. The sight of those young boys, buried, unidentified – nobody is talking about it, the families never even complained, not even their so-called mallams.”


On his part, Matthew Kukah, archbishop of Sokoto diocese, said people in the north need to help themselves.

“If we were serious Christians or Muslims we will not be having this conversation,” he said.

“We in the northern Nigeria, we have to help ourselves.”


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osarobo62 at 09:28 PM, 15/08/2018 (2 months ago)
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Truth is bitter....however, it shall set them free
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crocatum at 09:54 PM, 15/08/2018 (2 months ago)
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its better we understand reality, and where are we heading to, in the present age, if we are not smart we will be victims.
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slimber at 10:02 PM, 15/08/2018 (2 months ago)
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Truth
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fineboy77 at 12:31 AM, 16/08/2018 (2 months ago)
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This is so true,i am slapping myself to realize if i am in a dream that a northerner could say this. Those Almajiri are the ones that grow to join BH because there is nothing else that they know how to do. Send these kids to school and you see the future becoming better,because with good education,they wont risk their lives in Sambissa fighting for a useless ideology
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Upbendel at 04:08 AM, 16/08/2018 (2 months ago)
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Buhari will Never Never understand, Jonathan Build Schools to accommodate/educate Almajiri all the Fulani cow owners turned it as a political move!
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angesco at 08:44 AM, 16/08/2018 (2 months ago)
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They are RESTRICTED by their religion - ISLAMIC upbringing.

The  RICH northerners send their children abroad (NOT TO MUSLIM NATIONS) to study - ensure they get ALL the good high paying jobs when they return. They keep the illiterate poor and ALWAYS in need of alms with their begging bowls.



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ruthie at 11:31 AM, 16/08/2018 (2 months ago)
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I AGREE .
Quote from: fineboy77 on 12:31 AM, 16/08/2018
This is so true,i am slapping myself to realize if i am in a dream that a northerner could say this. Those Almajiri are the ones that grow to join BH because there is nothing else that they know how to do. Send these kids to school and you see the future becoming better,because with good education,they wont risk their lives in Sambissa fighting for a useless ideology
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