Fani-Kayode explodes over declaration of Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB as terrorists | Nigeria News Today. Your online Nigerian Newspaper f

Former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has condemned the declaration of Nnamdi Kanu and his group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)as terrorists.

“How can anyone describe an unarmed group of people as terrorists. As far as I am aware, Nnamdi Kanu and members of his IPOB have never killed anyone and neither have they been carrying arms.

“Theirs is a peaceful non-violent struggle in pursuit of a legitimate aspiration and objective.

“Violence and arms have no place in that struggle and in my view the military is simply trying to create an atmosphere of terror, fear and intimidation in order to justify their actions in the east and a general clampdown on those they perceive as enemies of the state.

“It really is a pity that it has come to this and once again, I call for restraint on all sides. This is a democracy and not a military dictatorship,” he said.

A statement he signed by the military gave reasons for the decision.

It said “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;

“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.

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

“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.

“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.”

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  1. FFK I am sorry for your comment that ipob members did not killed anyone and are armless, OK tell me which group attacked Hausa community, who killed the two policemen and burnt down two police varns /hilux??? Who carried away the police rifles .???

  2. Msheliza, from all your comments. I have realised that you are a tribalist. From my own point of view. Buhari have no need to send Army into SE. He knows that with the tension in the country, sending troops to SE should not be considered but Buhari being a militry junta did only thing he knows. Sending Army to ravel already tensed situation. Army personnels sent to SE can not even alter single english language. How do you expect Army and IPOB to communicate???
    This is bringing an end of Nigeria as a country. Buhari made Nnamdi Kanu a HERO and now he wants to give him BIAFRA.
    Why can't Nigeria grant SE referandum? what are Fulani/Hausas afraid of?
    I need answers to these questions.

    1. Nobody is afraid to give anybody referendum sir. It is only right to do it the right way. Kanu's way is not it if we want to say the truth. Elect people that'll fight for this cause in the new dispensation and push from there.

      Kanu will get a lot of people killed and your politicians won't still help cessation course bcos you keep voting for money and not those that believe in the need to break away.

  3. OK military are there for a python dance exercise nothing more than that, just like operation lafiya dole in the north east. But their reactions is due to the behavior and violent act by the ipob members. SE or agitators supposed to follow normal chennel and due process to get a referendum, they have representatives at national Assambly . Hausa Fulani cannot and have NO any right to stop the independent of biafra. I hope I have answered your question thank you


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