Nigerian government bans Biafra separatists

Nigerian government bans Biafra separatists

BY BBC NEWS,21ST SEPT 2017-The Nigerian government has declared the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob), a terrorist organisation.

The country’s army had made a similar declaration last week but it later retracted the statement.

Now the government says it has obtained a court order permitting it to declare Ipob a terror group.

Ipob is demanding an independent state in south-east Nigeria.

Nigeria’s Justice minister Abubakar Malami told the BBC that the court order criminalises Ipob and is intended to ensure no member of Ipob operates within Nigeria.

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