Why we'll continue our Biafra agitation - IPOB
- The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to continue its agitation for the actualization of Biafra
- The group condemned military's proscription of the IPOB as a terror group
- The IPOB also said it will ignore all declarations made by the military or any other group against it
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has vowed to continue its agitation for the actualization of Biafra.
The IPOB said the agitation will continue despite Nigerian army's declaration of the group as a terrorists organization.
The IPOB's media and publicity secretary Emma Powerful in a statement on Sunday, September 17, said the group will ignore all declaration made by the military or any other group.
Emma said it is only a court of competent jurisdiction that has the right to declare a group as a terrorist one.
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He also condemned the declaration by the Nigerian military while stating that the IPOB is a freedom fighting organization focused on the agitation for the actualization of the Biafra nation.
Powerful said: "Whatever be the case Nigerian Army has no right or power to labeling IPOB a terrorist group whiles the case still in the court. It is the duty of Nigerian court to decide the case between the Nigerian government and IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu."
“It is imperative to remind Nigerians that we are not in doubt that Nigerian government and her security operatives especially the Nigerian army cannot win this battle and don’t have the temerity to label IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu a terrorist group, while the case between the Nigerian government and IPOB is still in the Federal High Court Abuja.
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“IPOB under the leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu wins more converts every day in spite of the attacks, killings, intimidation on the innocent civilians and peaceful members of IPOB, we cannot accept the statement credited to Nigeria Army of labeling us a terrorist group, Nigerian Army is the real terrorist group.
“We urge Nigerian government and its Army to wait till October 17, 2017 when the case will come up, if they have a superior arguments to challenge our leader Mazi Kanu and IPOB members worldwide they should come to the competent court of jurisdiction to table their case not parading themselves, not us as a terrorist group.
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“The only constituted authority that can declare IPOB a terrorist group is a competent court of jurisdiction in Nigeria, not the Nigerian Army and South East Governors, they are only making mockery of their selves."
Legit.ng earlier reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) accused the Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose, of financing IPOB's agitation for Biafra.
The APC said that Fayose did not only attended Kanu's court proceedings but pledged to raise funds for him.
The party also accused Fayose of releasing his mobile phone number and email address for Biafra agitators to contact him.
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