Saturday, 16 September 2017

''Nigerian Army has no right to declare us terrorist group'' IPOB replies Nigerian Army''

  IPOB on the move again



Following the news,declaring the indigenous people of Biafra,IPOB ''militant terrorists organization'' by Nigerian Army,for their Biafra movement,members of IPOB in their response to Nigerian Army say
that it is only the court that can declare them a terrorist organization and not the Defense Headquarters. Here is their statement and message in full: Read Also: Southeast governors ban IPOB activities in southeast Nigeria

"This declaration is not only judicially provocative and belligerent, the Idoma-born army officer acted beyond the mandate of the Nigerian army as specified in sections 10 & 11 of CAP A20 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria (L.F.N.) 2004 and in section-217(2) of the Nigerian fraudulent constitution. Recall that on March 1, 2017, the Honourable Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako of the federal high court, Abuja declared in her ruling that IPOB is not an unlawful society/organisation. Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako gave her judgment having studied the conditions for an organisation to be deemed unlawful as stipulated in section-62 of CAP C38 L.F.N. 2004. Up till this day, that ruling from Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako has not been upturned by any court. And for this reason, Major-General John Enenche (though a Biafran from Idoma land) must be dismissed from the Nigerian army, arrested and brought to trial in the court of Justice Binta Murtala-Nyako.”

 Going further,members of the indigenous people of Biafra,IPOB firmly stated that for the fact that the court of law has not tried or pronounced the IPOB members,terrorist group,it is a violation of their right and act to be called members of terrorist by Nigerian Army:

''In particular, this deceitful act is a violation and interference into the judicial arm of government and it is an overreach. It is also a deliberate act in contempt of a subsisting ruling in a competent court of law.''

And finally,IPOB members strongly emphasized that they are not terrorists and that they cannot accept it either:

“IPOB, whether led by Nnamdi Kanu or led by the DOS, is not a terrorist organization because no court of competent jurisdiction has so declared it. The so-called declaration by Major-General John Enenche is null and void and of no effect.”