IPOB not terrorist organisation – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has rejected the tag of a terrorist organization given to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) by the Defence Headquarters.

The Igbo socio-cultural organization took its stance on the matter after a meeting held at the Nike Lake hotel in Enugu.

Ohanaeze insisted that IPOB is not a terrorist organization going by extant national and international laws, especially the Terrorist Prevention Act 2011, as amended in 2015.

Reading their communique after the meeting, President General ‎of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, frowned at the military operation in the south east zone and urged the army to terminate the exercise without further delay.

The group said it would soon hold a special summit in support of the restructuring agenda, adding that they support all the resolutions of the Southern Leaders Forum.

The group noted that the continued policy of marginalization of the South-east zone is the basic cause of renewed agitation by pro-Biafra groups. Those who attended the meeting included, President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, Imo State Deputy governor, Prince Eze Madumere and Ebonyi State Deputy governor, Kelechi Igwe.

Others are former President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof Joe Irukwu, former Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Dr. Joe Nworgu, former Minister of Information, Walter Ofonagoro, former Deputy governor of Ebonyi State, Prof Chigozie Ogbu, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, Dr. Greg Ibe and former governor of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife.

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