- A Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed, has described the outlawed IPOB group as an ‘Igbo project’ which is financed by Igbos
- Mohammed stated that President Buhari had taken the decision to proscribe the group, following the meeting held by southeast governors
- He insisted that the group was a terrorist movement and stressed that whether the southeast governors accepted the proscription or not, the decision had already been taken
The outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group has been described as an ‘Igbo project’ which is financed by Igbos, by a Second Republic lawmaker, Junaid Mohammed.
In a chat with The Guardian, Mohammed insisted that IPOB was a terrorist movement and stated that whether the southeast governors supported President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to proscribe the group or not, the decision was final.
He stated: “Owing to the fact that the southeast governors sat and held a meeting to proscribe the activities of IPOB as a result of their violent nature of agitation, justified their move to proscribe the activities of the terrorist group.
“What President Buhari did was only to enact a decision, which had been taken earlier by them.
“But I want to assure you that whether they proscribe it or not, whether they regard IPOB as terrorist, illegal or legal organisation, it remains proscribed; and if they play games, they are going to be dealt with by the law.
“IPOB is an Igbo project, so don’t confuse yourself, the Igbo are the ones financing it, I don’t care whether the southeast governors are not in support of the proscription or not.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that days after proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), governors from the southeast said they would not abandon Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the group.
The governors said with the proscription as well as the tagging of IPOB as a terrorist organisation, one of the options available to Kanu and the group is to re-brand themselves before entering into any negotiation or dialogue with the authorities.
Nnamdi Kanu's father: Everything about my son is the handwork of God on NAIJ.com TV.