Breaking: Southeast governors ban IPOB
- The southeast governors’ forum and Ohanaeze Ndigbo have banned the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra
- The decision was taken at an emergency meeting held at the Enugu government house
- The Nigerian military had earlier categorized the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group
- On his part, Nnamdi Kanu, leader of IPOB petitioned the European Union over the ongoing military operation in southeast region of Nigeria
The southeast governors’ forum on Friday, September 15, proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The decision to ban IPOB led by controversial leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was taken at an emergency meeting held at the Enugu government house.
Legit.ng had earlier reported that the meeting was attended by governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Dave Umahi, Okezie Ikpeazu, and Willie Obiano.
Imo state was represented by Eze Madumere, the state's deputy governor.
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The meeting also had in attendance Chief Nnia Nwodo, president general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, and Gen. Adamu Abubakar, the general officer commanding, 82 Division, Enugu.
Reading a communique after the 2-hour meeting, Governor Umahi said: “All activities of IPOB are hereby proscribed. IPOB and all other aggrieved groups are advised to articulate their position on all national issues and submit to the committee of governors and National Assembly members from Southeast zone, through the chairman, southeast governors forum."
Legit.ng earlier reported that the governors of the southeast states have entered into a meeting in Enugu state to deliberate on the recent clash between the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) and Nigerian army in the region.
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Legit.ng also reported that the Nigerian military had categorized the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.
The Defence Headquarters said they followed analysis by the military on the various activities of the group.
The DHQ said the Armed Forces had profiled the IPOB as a terrorist organization.
You can watch this Legit.ng exclusive video of Nnamdi Kanu's lawyers reacting the army's invasion of his client's residence: