Garba Shehu, appeared on Channels TV this morning to give his 2 cents on the ongoing proscription of the IPOB
Senior Special Assistant to President Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu was a guest on Channels T this morning. He spoke on the recent proscription if Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.
According to Garba, he obviously thought the proscription was the right course of action. He said that IPOB had no regard for the constitution.
He was asked on why the Fulani herdsmen have not been tagged a terrorist organisation. This was despite the fact that they had killed lots of people and destroyed properties in some parts of the country.
This is because there is a difference between a criminal gang and terrorist activities. Yes the Fulani herdsmen are a criminal gang and are being dealt with in accordance to the laws of the country. But IPOB like Boko Haram has a territory they have carved onto themselves as a sovereign state. They have shown willingness to invade neighboring states.
They have raised concerns in neighboring Kogi, Benue and also indicated interest in taking over Bayelsa and Rivers That is exactly what Boko Haram has done with the Flags and taxation systems. This certainly are not acceptable to the laws of the country.
Garba said information reached the government that IPOB members had already started printing passports. As well as their own currency which is against the laws of the country.