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IPOB is a Terrorist Group, Court Finally Declares (document attached)

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Jude Johnson 

  
The Nigerian Court has finally declared the Indegenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a terrorist organisation following the controversy the trailed the earlier declaration by the military.
 
This came into effect after the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday  gave a judicial backing to the executive order of President Muhammadu Buhari, outlawing the IPOB and its activities. 
The Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, granted the order proscribing the group. 
According to the court,  the activities of IPOB in Nigeria, particularly in the South-East or South-South regions, henceforth, constituted “an act of terrorism.”
 The judge did not sit in the open court. He heard and granted the ex parte motion filed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN), in chambers.

Malami was accompanied to court by the Solicitor General of the Federation (SGF), Tayo Apata; Acting Director, Civil Litigation, Mrs. Maimuna Shiru and other lawyers in the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The judge declared: “That an order, declaring the activities of the respondent – Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) – in any part of Nigeria especially in the South East and South-South regions of Nigeria amount to acts of terrorism and illegallity, is granted.

“That an order, proscribing the existence of the respondent (IPOB) in any part of Nigeria, especially in the South East and South-South regions of Nigeria either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called and publishing same in the official gazette and two national dailies, is granted.

“That an order, restraining any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise of the respondent (IPOB) under any other name or platform however called or described, is granted.”


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