Posted by: Mhiz Ifeoluwa« on: October 12, 2017, 01:34:53 PM »
The Nigerian Government has formally informed the US, UK, and other foreign countries of its decision to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist group.
The US and the UK governments had faulted the declaration, insisting that the group was not a terrorist organisation.
But, Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said on Wednesday that some foreign countries had been duly notified.
He said the government would be seeking a Mutual Legal Assistance from the foreign governments to stop those funding the group and deal with IPOB members as terrorists.
Speaking to Punch, Malami said: ”Just think of any embassy you know is operating in Nigeria, they have all been served.
”All we did was to send copies of the gazettes attached to the cover letters to notify them of the status of IPOB as far as Nigeria is concerned.
Although the proscription widely reported in newspapers, has been published in the Federal Government’s gazette and advertised in newspapers as ordered by the court, we had to formalise it by notifying our foreign friends, I mean the foreign governments, which have embassies in Nigeria; and that was exactly what we did by sending copies of the gazette to them.”