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Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by OneHead: 3:35pm On Sep 15, 2017
The Nigerian military has declared the pro-Biafra separatist group, IPOB, a “terrorist organisation.”
The military made the declaration in a statement on Friday by the Director of Defence Information, John Enenche.

Clashes between soldiers on a military operation and IPOB members in Abia State have left several people wounded. Although there have been reports of deaths particularly of IPOB members, none has been confirmed.

IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu are campaigning for an independent country of Biafra made up of ethnic Igbos. Although they had said their campaign was non-violent, Mr. Kanu said this week that that stance would be reviewed, accusing the military of attacking unharmed members of his organisation.

PREMIUM TIMES also reported how the police in Abia State blamed IPOB for the burning of a police station in Aba, where a dusk to dawn curfew has since been imposed.

In his statement, Mr. Enenche, a major general, listed five reasons the military considered for labelling IPOB a terror group.

These include “The formation of a Biafra Secret Service, claimed formation of Biafra National Guard, unauthorised blocking of public access roads; extortion of money from innocent civilians at illegal road blocks, and militant possession and use of weapons (stones, molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles among others) on a military patrol on 10 September 2017.”

Read the military’s full statement below.

PUBLIC AWARENESS ON THE STATE OF INDEPENDENT PEOPLE OF BIAFRA

1. The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) group which has posed to be a security challenge in the Country, has been metamorphosing from one stage to the other. After due professional analysis and recent developments, it has become expedient, to notify the general public that; the claim by IPOB actors that the organization is non-violent is not true. Hence, the need to bring to public awareness the true and current state of IPOB. In this regard, some of their actions, clandestinely and actively, that has been terrorising the general public among others include;

a. The formation of a Biafra Secret Service.

b. Claimed formation of Biafra National Guard.

c. Unauthorised blocking of public access roads.

d. Extortion of money from innocent civilians at illegal road blocks.

e. Militant possession and use of weapons (stones, molotov cocktails, machetes and broken bottles among others) on a military patrol on 10 September 2017.

f. Physical confrontation of troops by Nnamdi Kanu and other IPOB actors at a check point on 11 September 2017 and also attempts to snatch their rifles.

g. Attack by IPOB members, on a military check point on 12 September 2017, at Isialangwa, where one IPOB actor attempted to snatch a female soldier’s rifle.


3. From the foregoing, the Armed Forces of Nigeria wishes to confirm to the general public that IPOB from all intent, plan and purpose as analysed, is a militant terrorist organisation. Therefore, parents and particularly unsuspecting residents of the South East and other Nigerians should advice their wards to desist from joining the group.

4. The Defence Headquarters restates its commitment to handling all the security challenges in the Country and further assures all Nigerians of the protection of lives and property.


http://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/243351-breaking-nigerian-military-declares-ipob-terrorist-organisation.html

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Flets: 3:40pm On Sep 15, 2017
Someone should tell the clueless Nigerian Military that their damage control is useless.

It is known world over that IPOB have been a non-violent group since inception

Its widely known that IPOB has yet to kill any human since inception despite the latest provocation

Its stupidity for the Nigerian army to reference activities post invasion of a hitherto peaceful region as acts of violence

Can the Nigerian clearly outline their reason for rolling tanks into peaceful neighborhoods that have not recorded violence in decades?

We know who the violent ones are who have massacred humans from the middle belt down to the delta in the name of Fulani herdsmen. this government is yet to name these group of killers as terrorist but quick to name a group that has never hurt anyone as a terrorist group. We know who the subtle sponsors of bokoharam are as well.

All globally renowned security outfits consider Fulani herdsmen as the 4th most dangerous terrorist group in the world of which the Nigerian president is a grand patron. Its no news that the FG have refused to acknowledge their highly placed terrorist status but quick to name a globally renowned nonviolent movement as a terrorist group.

We might not retaliate but we are no fools and we wont forget and we will make sure our children do not forget as well.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by wakaman: 3:41pm On Sep 15, 2017
Thank you

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by TheShopKeeper(m): 3:45pm On Sep 15, 2017
...signed by Major General John Eneche, a son of the soil...

...like play, like play IPOB has transformed from being a small group to being tagged as terrorist group...as such the years that Nnamdi Kanu will spend in prison will be very long indeed...

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by OneHead: 3:47pm On Sep 15, 2017
TheShopKeeper:
...signed by Major General John Eneche, a son of the soil...

...like play, like play IPOB has transformed from being a small group to being tagged as terrorist group...as such the years that Nnamdi Kanu will spend in prison will be very long indeed...


U get eye..

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by APCsupporter: 3:47pm On Sep 15, 2017
Very good. There is now tension in Karina all because of the nonsense they are doing to the innocent in the east

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Nobody: 3:54pm On Sep 15, 2017
TheShopKeeper:
...signed by Major General John Eneche, a son of the soil...

...like play, like play IPOB has transformed from being a small group to being tagged as terrorist group...as such the years that Nnamdi Kanu will spend in prison will be very long indeed...

John Eneche is from Benue state. The implicit tribalism in your false assertion is ironic. Isn't the Nigerian Army a force drawn from all states? Does a declaration by a "son of the soil" in a professional force gives it more legitimacy than if he wasn't a "son of the soil"?

Your cognitive dissonance is comical.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by intruxive(m): 4:01pm On Sep 15, 2017
Gbam!
Ojukwu gave his soldiers a rifle and two rounds (one for the enemy and one for themselves)
Kanu gave his highly trained BSS sticks, bottles and kitchen knifes to confront nigerian army. Am so glad this one wont last up to 3yrs (like biafra war)........ this one should last like say.......

3hours grin
#terrorists

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by fairplay90(m): 4:04pm On Sep 15, 2017
Welcome to the Zoo!

Where the Law is made for the POOR and the OPPRESSED.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Adminisher: 4:05pm On Sep 15, 2017
OKAY. IPOB fell into the trap.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Adminisher: 4:06pm On Sep 15, 2017
PointB:
@Topic,

When this happens and IPOB is fully armed, then it will be time for me to become a member.

Valar Mourgulis...

This is exactly what NA is waiting for. Congrats

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by kingxsamz(m): 4:08pm On Sep 15, 2017
actually Ipob miscreants are terrorists

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by PointB: 4:08pm On Sep 15, 2017
Adminisher:


This is exactly what NA is waiting for. Congrats

They are not the only ones waiting. As at now only the NA is armed and dangerous. IPOB is yet to be.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by MrKong: 4:09pm On Sep 15, 2017
Shekau to the North,Kanu to the East, Bado to the West, Militants to the South...enemies everywhere but wherever they are, The Python will find them and Dance

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by AgbariOjukwu1: 4:12pm On Sep 15, 2017
That means we have many terrorists here on nairaland

The number of ipob threads making it to front page should be reduced.. Nairaland can't be seen to be promoting terrorism.

Seun take note

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Nobody: 4:14pm On Sep 15, 2017
See what this Kanu has caused. Shay he would like to see businesses grounded in the East? No freedom of movement?

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by PointB: 4:14pm On Sep 15, 2017
kingxsamz:
actually Ipob miscreants are terrorists

That won't be a bad idea.

They have the spread and network to organise nationwide smart sabotage, and organised terror attacks. There are litany of soft targets across the country. Nigeria security agencies will simply be overwhelmed by the quantum of fear, civil disorder and mutual suspicion a 'terrorist' IPOB can wrought.

Careful what you wish for, clueless ones!

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Nobody: 4:17pm On Sep 15, 2017
Ok

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by TINALETC3(f): 4:17pm On Sep 15, 2017
I started hearing abt Biafra 4 d first time during dis APC administration, dey started Wateva Dats happening now, if Ipobs ar terrorists, den fulani is Wat?

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by LUGBE: 4:17pm On Sep 15, 2017
Yeye people

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by brainpulse: 4:17pm On Sep 15, 2017
If you have brothers, uncles or father doing like a todler, you better warn, drag them indoors o, or else he will be perforated with hot bullets.

It's not joke matter anymore o.

The government is absolutely right on this one. For those that don't know the definition of terrorism, you don't have to carry guns before you are called terrorist. Kanu & IPOBs have done more than these.

He threatened genocide against yorubas and hausas, he solicited for arms and also boosted that he will march to Abuja to cut Buharis head. All this are in his numerous videos.

He threatened unrest in elections to be heard in Anambra. So enough evidences we will all present at UN, ICC etc, let nobody threatened us.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpB6c_lM9uY

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by nkwuocha1: 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
Lol.
Northern Army with their myopic mindset . IPOB Is a movement, a movement of certain percentage of Igbos who wish to have their their own country through referendum.

All these that happened in ABA was to taste the ground,the military needed to find out the level of destruction that might take place if they carry out their intended mission of eliminating Nnamdi Kanu. Smart people know their unintelligent moves. Definitely, igbos should expect more challenges as they know that Igbos too are ready for them as well. The quick movement of youths from different igbo speaking states with buses and quick destruction of federal properties was actually a game on. They got the message alright;IPOB meant biafra or death for REAL!They will restrategize for sure.The coming weeks will reveal other strategies.

Let's face it! Na gun be Army power.Power comes from the barrel of a gun. They are not well trained to defend themselves in physical combat. No wonder naija delta militants dey chop them like fish inside creeks water. If only this government will be truthful and post the number of Army and naval personal missing in the naija delta especially bayelsa....

I watched the video of the IPOB swimming in mould water. That's what they should expect and more if ever they want to be liberated. Nothing comes easy, sometimes ejaculation/orgasm still comes with pain.For those who lost their lives, my heart goes to their families. It's the choice they made.... We shall all die someday.

The Igbos might have their problems, but whatever be the course they are fighting Now will birth a message to other generations to come. There's is no room for slavery in our land, little wonder we had a decentralized government in pre-colonial times. We may not get biafra quite soon.... But the status quo where a particular tribe feels they are born to rule MUST change. Nigeria MUST change else the country can never be at peace!

Nnamdi kanu, I never liked the guy but he has got guts. Atleast somebody is revolutionizing the country, doesn't matter what way; The only language Nigeria government understands is violence. Dialogue has never worked, if it had, We won't be here fighting ourselves with hate speeches and ethnic/genocidal threats.


Nigeria is a forced union. It's either we live in peace or war in pieces. Truth is, Nigeria was never at peace. We just had a country where her citizens go about their activities as long as they can work and get paid. The recession just brought out the worst in all of us coupled with the bad leadership of president Buhari. Is he the first northerner that has ruled Nigeria? Fulani herdsmen are terrorists yet they have miyetti Allah as their political platform. Whatever happens to them is ultimately defended by the association. Who are we deceiving in this country?

The civil unrest that is brewing is inevitable. It's long overdue. The country need to be thoroughly overhauled through restructuring FIRST, then secession if need be. No matter how we try to manage Nigeria, it cannot work, the average Nigeria youth is tired. A tired, hungry and subjugated man is one who has got nothing to lose if he decides to fight for a better standard of living. Even a rabid dog down,do not want to be hunted.


To those irritants who feels this "war" is an igbo /hausa one, I laugh you with my neck bent upwards. When it starts, it will bring along various riots from aggrieved groups; Those butchered by herdsmen,Muslim Vs Christian, Mambilla vs Fulani, aggrieved Shiites vs Sunni muslims,States with border /land issues especially those states that suffered political divide and rule tactics, Boko Haram will intensify, Naija delta militants, etc.All will hijack the whole unrest ... at the end of it, How many will remain?

What is coming in few weeks to come will be terrible.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Dandeson1(m): 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
CV
Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by paiz: 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
It is only in Nigeria that I have seen an unharmed terrorist... Shame! shame!! shame!!! giant of Africa my foot

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by Nobody: 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
Even Afonjas who are against IPOB, this one they will disagree with Nigeria on.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by DoTheNeedful: 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
Flets:
Someone should tell the clueless Nigerian Military that their damage control is useless.

It is known world over that IPOB have been a non-violent group since inception
Its widely known that IPOB has yet to kill any human since inception despite the latest provocation
Its stupidity for the Nigerian army to reference activities post invasion of a hitherto peaceful region as acts of violence
Can the Nigerian clearly outline their reason for rolling tanks into peaceful neighborhoods that have not recorded violence in decades?

We know who the violent ones are who have massacred humans from the middle belt down to the delta in the name of Fulani herdsmen. this government is yet to name these group of killers as terrorist but quick to name a group that has never hurt anyone as a terrorist group. We know who the subtle sponsors of bokoharam are as well.

We might not retaliate but we are no fools and we wont forget and we will make sure our children do not forget as well.




Any group that gain followership through hate speeches is potentially violent. Besides, there is a video tape of Kanu talking about buying arms. There are lots of video evidences to nail Kanu.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by OmoManU: 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
Fine, 10 counts charge fall on them. Army deal with the idiots.


PS: if any group wanna exit from a unit it's should be by intellect not by agbero kind of threats.

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by magoo10(m): 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
joke of the century

cheap propaganda

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by rozayx5(m): 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
undecided


please have fulani herdsmen overrunning the middle belt been declared terrorist yet?




or this country is only for FUlani?

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Re: Nigerian Military Declares IPOB As A "Militant Terrorist Organisation" by eluquenson(m): 4:18pm On Sep 15, 2017
Good decision.

This is a forewarning to IPOB befor NA will unleash terror on them.

Lesson to be learnt here

https://www.nairaland.com/2767468/biafra-know

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