Former Second Vice Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sammy Crabbe has warned government to be on the watch and to put its acts together to ensure that it’s vigilante group; the Invincible Forces do not eventually develop into a militant group like Nigeria’s Boko Haram.
Taking his turn on ’21 minutes with KKB’, Mr. Crabbe expressed worry over the growing spate of violent acts perpetrated by the group in recent times.
Responding to the question of whether there could be per his estimation a ‘Boko Haram’ situation in Ghana if the situation is not checked, he said “it is very possible. If we don’t stop it, if we don’t shine a light on those things and stop it.The members of Boko Haram were once upon a time political operatives and so don’t think that these political operative securities can also not turn into a Boko Haram,” he told host, Kwabena Kyenkyenhene Boateng.
“Boko Haram did not just fall from the sky. They were political operatives in Nigeria just like invincible forces and they fell out with the establishment. Somebody gave them religion and put some money in them and this is what we have. What we are forgetting is that these things can grow and when they grow they get out of hand, when they get out of hand it will affect each and every one of us,” he explained.
He advised that party members who had key responsibilities did not only owe allegiance to the party but the entire Ghanaian populace, a stance that should influence their actions knowing the nation will be gravely affected if not done well.
“Your responsibility in the new patriotic party is a responsibility towards Ghana so you can’t just be making decisions and doing things within and think that those things will not overflow to Ghana, it will play out,” he noted.
The Invisible Forces, have in recent time been involved in several acts of violence across the country including chasing out a judge from a court room and breaking free some of their members who were arrested for other acts of violence.