Court verdict on IPOB worries body


By Frank Chike

WORRIED by the Abuja High Court verdict that sustained the declaration that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), remained a terrorist group, various groups have accused the federal government of double standard.

Chairman, United Progressive Party, Chief Chekwas Okorie, reacting on the development stated that the Abuja High Court ruling confirming IPoB as a terrorist organisation was rather unfortunate; stressing that it was beyond the truth.

He stated that the judgment portrays the judiciary in Nigeria as having no intentions of using its privileged positions as organ to foster unity and peace.

In the same vein, Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), stated that the federal government has refused to identify herdsmen as terrorists in view of their numerous killings across the country.

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They condemned the stigma of terrorists attached to self determination group of IPOB who have no visible attachment of violence in their operations, urging federal government to revisit the issue once again as IPOB is not a terrorist group.

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