Again, Presidency Insists IPOB Is A Terrorist Group
Foreign nations that have termed Indigenous People of Biafra as a non-terrorist group are "on their own."
That is the message Special Adviser to the President on Prosecution, Okoi Obono-Obla, seems to be passing.
Obono-Obla says IPOB’s activities qualified it as a terrorist group as defined by the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act 2013.
The presidential aide said by its advocacy and modus of operation, IPOB terrorised, harassed or intimidated “those who do not subscribe it to its separatists ideology and ethnic bigotry before its proscription”.
He added, “So it is a terrorist organisation! This is also an organisation that was hounding and killing Nigerians in Rivers and Abia States before the military intervention!
“This is a group that was burning police stations; killing police officers, throwing bombs at military convoys, threatening to make the country ungovernable, threatening to stop governorship election in Anambra State."
Obono-Obla also disclosed that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), would soon charge the promoters and members of the proscribed group for allegedly operating illegally in Nigeria in violation of Section 54 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act.
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