Military Declared IPOB Group Terrorist

Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), had reacted to the declaration by the Defence Headquarters that the group is a terrorist organisation.

The group said it was a non-violent movement and that it had never carried arms or killed anyone.

IPOB’s position was made known by Prince Kanu, the younger brother of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu during a chat with newsmen on Friday.

He said: “It is very, very laughable that this is coming from a military intelligence officer. One, IPOB is a non-violent movement.

“We do not carry arms; we’ve never asked anyone to kill for us neither have we killed anyone. If you look at our records, our records are clean and straight.”

“From inception , Nnamdi Kanu made it clear to the whole world that we are non-violent freedom fighters and that is the way it has been ,” Prince Kanu stated.

Reasons given by the Defence Headquarters for declaring the group a terrorist organisation include the formation of a Biafra Secret Service, claimed formation of Biafra National Guard, unauthorised blocking of public access roads; extortion of money from innocent civilians at illegal roadblocks, and militant possession and use of weapon (stones, Molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles among others) on a military patrol on September 10, 2017.

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