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US, EU stance on IPOB inconsequential – Presidency

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US, EU stance on IPOB inconsequential - Presidency - BellaNaijaOkoi Obono-Obla, the Special Adviser to the President on Prosecution has said the issue with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is a national one and the opinions of external bodies do not matter.

In a statement released on Sunday, Obono-Obla insisted IPOB is a terrorist organization. He said:

This is also an organisation that was hounding and killing Nigerians in Rivers and Abia States before the military intervention!

This is a group that was burning police stations; killing police officers, throwing bombs at military convoys, threatening to make the country ungovernable, threatening to stop governorship election in Anambra State!

According to Punch, he added that the Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami has plans to charge sponsors and members of the group for illegally operating in Nigeria.

He asked that the international community stopped meddling in the affairs of the country, as that would lead to the erosion of sovereignty. He said:

I have previously said that the international community should not meddle in our internal affairs because doing that will amount to an erosion of our sovereignty!

The EU has no business absolutely and totally with our internal matters so if EU says it does not see IPOB as a terrorist group, it does not matter as far as Nigeria is concerned.

It is inconsequential! We all know by the definition of a terrorist organisation within the meaning of the term as defined by the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act , IPOB is a terrorist organisation! Also it by its advocacy and modus of operation it is a terrorist organisation! It used to terrorise, harassing or intimidating those who do not subscribe it to its separatists ideology and ethnic bigotry before its proscription so it is a terrorist organisation!

I want to add that the USA may say IPOB is not a terrorist organisation by US Law because it is a registered business concern in the State of California in the United States!

However by Nigerian law a foreign company which is not registered by the Corporate Affairs Commission by the provisions of Section 53 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act 2004 is illegal.

And by Section 54 of the Companies and Allied Matters Act it is a criminal offence for a foreign company to operate in Nigeria without registration! So all this while IPOB was operating in Nigeria illegally!

11 Comments

  1. C

    September 25, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    Jobless government people… If you stupids were doing your job well would there be any contention and discontent enough to form a IPOB.

  2. BLESSED BEYOND MEASURE

    September 25, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    1) IPOB are terrorist abi?FULANI heardsmen that has been killing and wiping out villages are not
    2)Apostle suleiman was invited and intimidated by DSS for speaking while Arewa youths that threatened people were not questioned or invited at all.for the avoidance of doubt,im not in support of Kanu and his modus operandi but Justice and equity should applied if truely the government is sincere.
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  3. kkay

    September 25, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Mr. Special Adviser keep speaking grammar. I hope your grammar and sovereignty is equal to the military might of U.S. and EU .You think the world will watch your despotic government commit genocide.

  4. Ephi

    September 25, 2017 at 3:28 pm

    This is the same useless government that negotiated with and paid Boko Haram millions of euros months ago, but yet they can’t apply a simple approach of dialogue and addressing raised concerns when it comes to this? Continue covering it up until it blows up in your faces one day.

  5. nnenne

    September 25, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Nigerian government, just keep exposing yourself to the world.
    Go on.Hang yourself! !!!

  6. Nawa

    September 25, 2017 at 4:42 pm

    It is one thing for the Nigerian side to justify their stance which is fine but why do it with lies like throwing bombs and killing police officers? when there are people who are witness and even the police say otherwise?

    What the government failed to understand is that the moment a country declares a group as terrorist , the international community would quickly be on alert and do their investigations as they would want to protect their borders as well. To the international community they are just a civil disobedience group as there are plenty of such amongst them too.

    Unkowingly or knowingly the government has given IPOB publicity and put them more in the conciousness of these people

  7. Nawa

    September 25, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Also may I add that it was also reported that whilst this IPOB thing was going on people from other ethnicities were still living peacefully whist they were doing their protest, the only cause for concern was when the military invaded the community and the governors quickly stepped in to avoid retaliations/reprisal attacks

    Yes there were statements calling for boycott of elections which I believe was wrong but I doubt people wont have voted as not everyone is part of the group.

  8. Moniker

    September 25, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    Even his name is as faceless and meaningless like him. Cameroonian like.
    He wants to act like he’s working, so that our tax payer’s money looks useful. Next?
    2019 will flush him off

  9. amaria

    September 26, 2017 at 3:32 pm

    He whom the gods want to kil; they first turn mad !

  10. Maraoke

    September 27, 2017 at 8:44 pm

    The FG of Nigeria has succeeded in making IPBO known internationally, exposing their immature way of handling serious issues that are of great concern, while lie Mohammad is busy proving himself as as professional lier.
    FG should seek for elderly advice to handle this issue before getting out of hand.

  11. Invisibleman

    October 8, 2017 at 5:13 pm

    Anybody who wrongly accused an innocent person for robbery which leads to his being killed should know that he has committed murder. Nigerian govt. should dare UN, USA and international communities like the govt of Liberia’s Taylor did and witness the firm but truthful justice of international court. They planned to destroy the Igbo’s, but the God of the Igbo’s exposed them. IPOB has been operating in Igbo land and beyond without any problem with the police and the masses until the arrival of the army in the east. Their has been no bombings or molestation of any human person by the group. How could they not bomb the army that was killing them if they are in possession of weapons instead the bomb the police that has been living peacefully with them. We are not idiots not to know the truth. They wicked gave the dog they hate a bad name and went ahead to kill it. No blood of the Jew shed will not be accounted for. God must punish killer’s. Army that shed the blood of the innocent always dies in battle, they never retire peacefully. Catalan’s are there in a more advanced country without harm where life and law are respected. Call UN and others a lair at your own peril. Mr sycophant.

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