President Buhari has signed the document proscribing the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB)
According to ThisDay, President Buhari has signed the document which proscribes the IPOB group seeking to secede the country.
This has been described as a move to take the heat off the army after they labelled IPOB a ‘terrorist group’. Now Buhari had proscribed the group due to their involvement in terrorist activities.
This news comes from sources in the office if the Attorney General of the Federation. They say that the President signed the declaration on Sunday just before his departure for the 72 United Nations General Assembly in New York. There, he is expected to address other world leaders today.
Signing the proclamation has effectively initiated the formal process of the proscription of IPOB. This is according to the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011.
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It also paved the way for the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) to head to court to give legal backing to the presidential proclamation.