The Federal Government has said it does not need the permission of any country to declare the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist group.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said this during an interview with Punch on Sunday.
- The Military had declared IPOB a terrorist organisation after a clash between IPOB members and soldiers.
- A Federal High Court in Abuja had also proscribed the activities of the group and also declare it a terrorist group.
- The United States had however said it does not consider IPOB a terrorist group.
What he said:
- Nigeria has never questioned the decisions of any country.
He said, “Nigeria is a sovereign country and it does not require the permission of any other country to declare any person or organisation a terrorist just as those countries don’t need the permission of Nigeria to declare any organisation a terrorist one.”