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Friday, 15 September 2017

Biafra: Fani-Kayode reacts over announcement of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB as terrorists

Previous Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has denounced the presentation of Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)as terrorists. 

"How might anybody portray an unarmed group of individuals as terrorists. To the extent I am mindful, Nnamdi Kanu and individuals from his IPOB have never killed anybody and neither have they been conveying arms. 

"Theirs is a serene peaceful battle in quest for an authentic yearning and target. 

"Savagery and arms have no place in that battle and in my view the military is essentially endeavoring to make an environment of dread, fear and terrorizing keeping in mind the end goal to legitimize their activities in the east and a general clampdown on those they see as foes of the state. 

"It truly is a pity that it has resulted in these present circumstances and by and by, I call for limitation on all sides. This is a democracy and not a military dictatorship," he told GIFTEDBLOG. 

An announcement he marked by the military gave explanations behind the choice. 

It said "after due expert analysis and late advancements, it has turned out to be convenient, to advise the overall population that; the claim by IPOB actors that the association is peaceful is not valid. 

"Henceforth, the need to convey to open mindfulness the genuine and current province of IPOB. 

"In such manner, some of their activities, furtively and effectively, that has been threatening the overall population among others incorporate; 

"The arrangement of a Biafra Secret Service; Claimed development of Biafra National Guard; Unauthorized obstructing of community streets; Extortion of cash from pure regular people at illicit barriers. 

"Activist ownership and utilization of weapons (stones, molotov mixed drinks, cleavers and broken containers among others) on a military patrol on 10 September 2017. 

"Physical showdown of troops by Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB actors at a check point on 11 September 2017 and furthermore endeavors to grab their rifles. 

"Assault by IPOB individuals, on a military check point on 12 September 2017, at Isialangwa, where one IPOB actor endeavored to grab a female officer's rifle."

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