Even though the Nigerian Government have banned the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra group, and declared them terrorist group by the Acting Chief Judge, Justice Abdul Adamu Kafarati. The IPOB group have stood out to protest against the order by the Nigerian Government stating that they are not terrorist, but they are a non-violent organization agitating for their freedom.
The spokesman of the IPOB group, Emma Powerful, in a press statement described the declaration by Justice Abdul Adamu Kafarati the Acting Chief Judge of Abuja division Federal High Court as a concocted order.
He denounced the order
as a disgracefully, shambolic, crudely fabricated and concocted order delivered by a biased All Progressives Congress lackey.
The Indigenous People of Biafra Group demanded evidence that led them to be proscribed by the Justice Kafarati, noting that their order will not make them be weak because they know their freedom is near.
Justice Kafarati, in issuing the order, was more concerned about the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari confirming him as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court than dispensing an unbiased justice without fear or favour, in accordance with his oath of office.
Unarmed, peaceful IPOB should never and cannot be labelled a terrorist organisation when Fulani herdsmen from Buhari’s tribe, with their Hausa Fulani soldiers in the Nigerian Army are the ones killing IPOB family members.
The world can now clearly see there is something fundamentally wrong with the Nigerian psyche and its propensity to reward evil and punish good. Nigeria will go down in history as the only country on earth to proscribe a peaceful organisation whilst bloodthirsty violent marauders are given financial inducements to stop killing their innocent victim
The group continued by saying that it is shocking and an insult to common sense that a judiciary in Nigeria will allow itself to be messed about and be manipulated by any government that ascends power noting that it is more visible in this APC-led administration which has manifested itself in the order given by Justice Kafarati
The judiciary inadvertently made itself a laughing stock in the judicial world. No wonder more civilised parts of humanity sometimes see we Africans as being incapable of mental development beyond self-preserving primitive alliances.
In this case, as with most cases against IPOB, the only evidence provided by the very lying Lai Mohammed and the Attorney-General of the Federation, is a video clip of brave IPOB men standing defiantly in front of an armored tank that killed three of their own in an unprovoked attack by the Nigerian Army at the home of their leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Isiama Afaraukwu Ibeku.
The IPOB group went on to say that the order issued by Justice Binta Nyako that grant the Leader of IPOB bail shows that the Judge stood her ground in giving the judgement, and she did not allow the blackmail and threatening by the Buhari-led government to turn down the bail.
Years of enduring blackmail, threats and humiliation of judges by Buhari’s regime is beginning to pay off. We dread to think of what might have become of the few brave judges like Justice Binta Nyako who stood their ground to deliver a sensible judgment even under the threat of imprisonment and demotion.
They replied that declaring the IPOB a terrorist organisation was more or less like saying the whole indigenous folks who live in their ancestral motherland in Biafraland as terrorists.
They declared it has never killed or bombed anybody.
Our rallies are the most peaceful with no recorded incident or fracas or lawlessness; we have not killed anyone, yet Hausa Fulani Islamic-dominated Nigeria, along with its judiciary and sponsored media attack dogs tagged us a terrorist group.
We are not terrorists and can never be because our struggle for Biafra self-determination is our undeniable right under United Nations and African Charters to which Nigeria is a signatory,” it insisted.
The group lastly reminded the Federal Government that on 6th March 2017, the federal High court presided by Justice Nyaka declared IPOB a lawful organisation under the leadership od Nnamdi Kanu.
They went on by saying that Justice Nyako also noted that IPOB is not illegal because of the fact is not registered in Nigeria.
Since nothing had changed from the date of that judicial pronouncement to date, on what basis did Justice Kafarati give his ruling ordering IPOB’s proscription.