Nigerians react to declaration of IPOB as terrorists
The Nigerian military on Friday, September 15, categorized the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group following analysis on their various activities.
For some time now IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu have been campaigning for an independent country of Biafra made up of ethnic Igbos.
Although they had said their campaign was non-violent, Kanu earlier this week said that stance would be reviewed, accusing the military of attacking unharmed members of IPOB.
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Nigerians took to social media to express their opinion on the decision of the Nigerian Army to declare IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu as terrorists.
Some have faulted the action while others described the decision as a welcome development.
Read their comments below:
Meanwhile Legit.ng reported that Chief Olusegun Obasanjo said that the Operation Python Dance in the southeast region will not solve the problem of agitation.
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The former president in an interview with Newsweek noted that military engagement was not the solution to the problem but dialogue.
There has been unrest in the region between members of the Indigenous People of Biafra led by Nnamdi Kanu and soldiers and Obasanjo argues that it is better to handle the situation diplomatically.
You can watch this Legit.ng exclusive video of Nnamdi Kanu's lawyers reacting the army's invasion of his client's residence: