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Security agents have identified the Nigerian suspected to be operating the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Paris, France, it was learnt at the weekend.

The government last week said money was being raised from some Nigerians in the diaspora to fund IPOB.

Funds were also raised from events, including a football tournament organised in Senegal, for the banned organisation.

Funds raised from the diaspora Nigerians’ donation and other sources are remitted to an account in Paris from where it is disbursed for the organisation’s activities.

The account holder was not named at the weekend.

A source said: “Security agencies are still conducting more checks before releasing the details on the fellow running the Paris, France account on behalf of IPOB and its leader.

“When the necessary investigation is completed, the findings will be presented to the French government for appropriate action in line with the laws in France.

“These agencies will also trace other accounts in some jurisdictions where funds were remitted into the Paris account.”

The proscription of IPOB has been sealed with the Federal Government’s gazette of its ban.

This puts to rest speculations of a reversal of the decision as a result of a political solution.

With the gazetting of the proscription, the group ceases to exist by the nation’s law and the government might have ruled out dialogue with Kanu.

A top government source said: “The proscription order was gazetted by the Federal Government on Thursday. So, there is no going back on our position that the organisation remains illegal.

“Whether IPOB is registered abroad or anywhere is immaterial. The most important thing we have achieved is that the terrorist group can no longer operate in this country.

“The gazette is the climax of the presidential proclamation and the decision of the court on it.

“Any Nigerian or group associating with IPOB is doing so at a greater risk.”

Asked if the Federal Government would dialogue or negotiate with the IPOB leader, the source said: “No government will relate with a terrorist organisation. Certainly, any talk of dialogue is remote.”

Following an ex-parte motion by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of JusticeAbubakar Malami (SAN), Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court Justice Abdul Kafarati, last week granted the proscription request.

He restrained “any person or group of persons from participating in any of the group’s activities”.

He ordered the AGF to ensure the publication of the IPOB proscription order in the official gazette and in two national dailies.

He ruled: “That an order, declaring the activities of the respondent – Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) – in any part of Nigeria especially in the South-East and South-South regions of Nigeria amount to acts of terrorism and illegality, is granted.”

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  2. So why did you dialogue with Book Haram to secure the release of some girls?

  3. Be reasonable,negotiation with Book haram is a good step in the right direction because somebody has failled to act when it was neccessary.To safe life was paramont.Negotiatn with IPOB is quite irrelevant.


  5. boko haram are better armed than the nigeria military...
    who is funding them???
    and the 9ja govt always negotiating with them..have swapped prisoners with them..hav paid ransom to em..
    Ipob should do something that will make govt to negotiate with em too...
    simple....ipob should stop waving their flags and singing freedom songs..

    1. If you are part of the agitation I will say try it and see because I know that the entire southeast will never remain the same again if you think is a joke please visit borno state or yobe

  6. FACT: Nigeria southerners are so WEAK minded like a donkey..
    an uneducated fulani man is more strongwilled ,confident ,brave, that a yoruba or ibo professor or doctors..

  7. Young people in Southern nigeria are the most useless , terrified, and brain dull (mumu )set of people on earth. The seriously believe is SUFFERING AND SMILING. anyhow. anyhow. settle for less syndrome

  8. how wish the south have 10 nnamdi kanu, 10 fayose, 10 ffk , 10 asari dokubo , 10 tompolo , 10 wike , 10 fela , 10 falana , 10 tinubu , 10 oshiomole , 10 evan the kidnaper, 10 vampire the robber, 10 charlie boy , 10 ibori , 10 soludo ,10 goodluck jonathan , 10 papa ek clark , 10 bode george , 10 MC musliu , 10 cairo ojuibo, ...etc
    .. who born fulani / hausa man

  9. i no like Kanu again,bcos he is a coward,he no fit wait for operation pyton down of Nigeria Army.Kudos to the NA.


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