*South-East Governors has assume the role of court of law by banning unarmed IPOB Biafra. Nigeria Army had earlier on Friday declared IPOB a terrorist organisation
*IPOB has often described south East politicians as fearful, never standing up to the Nothern caliphate. They have succumb as usual
*IPOB: ”We do not carry arms; we’ve never asked anyone to kill for us neither have we killed anyone. If you look at our records, our record is clean and straight”
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Governors said leaders of IPOB and all other aggrieved groups should address their position via Ohaneze Ndigbo, members of the National Assembly from the zone and Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum. IPOB had often described politicians from the region as stooges of Northern Caliphate because they did not derive their powers from the people and cannot be trusted.
Channels reports that the governors of the five South-East states took the decision during a five-hour closed-door meeting at the Government House in Enugu, which was attended by the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo John Nwodo, and the General Officer Commanding 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, Lt-Gen, Adamu Abubakar.
Although the governors “reinforced their commitment to one united and indivisible Nigeria”, they restated their call for the restructuring of Nigeria “to achieve justice and fairness to every Nigerian”.
Another resolution at the meeting is that the governorship election, which has been fixed for November 18, should hold as scheduled.
“Accordingly, we appeal to our President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to, please, withdraw the military in the South-East Zone while the police perform their traditional role of maintaining law and order within this period,” they said.
In a statement by the Director, Defence Information, Major-General John Enenche, the Defence Headquarters listed reasons for the declaration to include the formation of Vigilante Biafra Secret Service, and unauthorised blocking of public access roads.
Others are extortion of money from innocent civilians at illegal roadblocks, and militant possession and use of weapons (stones, Molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles among others) on a military patrol on September 10, 2017.
IPOB has, however, denied the allegations, insisting that it is a non-violent organisation.
“It is very, very laughable that that (declaration) is coming from a military intelligence officer. One, IPOB is a non-violent movement,” Emmanuel Kanu, the younger brother of IPOB leader, Mr Nnamdi Kanu, who spoke on behalf of the group told Channels Televison in a phone interview.
“We do not carry arms; we’ve never asked anyone to kill for us neither have we killed anyone. If you look at our records, our record is clean and straight.”