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IRKED by reports of refusal of the United States to recognize the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as a terrorist organisation, a human right group, Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has asked the US government to respect Nigeria’s sovereignty and its laws which deals especially with internal security issues.


The Centre while condemning the stance of the US embassy in Nigeria to the effect that the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is not a terrorist group, also said Nigerians are disappointed to learn about the position of the United States Embassy on the issue even after a competent Nigerian court has issued an order designating the group as such.

CESJET in a statement by its executive secretary, Comrade Isaac Ikpa, stated that the assertion by the embassy spokesman ignored the fact that Nigeria is a sovereign nation that does not need the approval of another country to contain terrorists’ threats within its borders

He said besides, Russell Brooks comment is at variance with US President Donald Trump’s hard-line stance against terrorists irrespective of their geographical location.

Ikpa, therefore, cautioned that the US must not be seen as having double standards for treating terrorists. He stated that the US must, therefore, ensure that Nigeria’s fight against terrorism, which the US authorities have demonstrated enormous support for in the last two years, is not jeopardized in pursuit of political correctness.

The statement reads, “The US Embassy must note that Nigeria has every right to prevent known threats from growing same way the US placed a travel ban on nationals of eight countries of the world to keep terrorists out of its territories despite the global outcry and international criticisms that did nothing to reverse the action.

“CESJET, therefore, condemns the US Mission’s decision not to acknowledge that IPOB is a terror group. As opposed to rushing to making such distracting comment the proper thing was to have undertaken an appreciation of the threats posed by IPOB to peace within the West Africa sub-region.

Ikpa explained that anyone or group that threatens the security of a nation, with attendant economic, political and humanitarian crisis, fits into the definition of a terrorist or a terrorist organization and IPOB’s activities have so far confirmed same as witnessed by our security agencies, independent security reports etc.

He stated further, “The US Embassy in Nigeria must, therefore, look beyond its textbook approach to what is a credible terrorist’ risk to Nigeria to work towards including IPOB in the database of US terrorist organizations. It must be noted that time is running out to do this since IPOB members have steady access to the US and it is a matter of time before they begin to export the evils they commit in Nigeria to that country.”

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  1. Chai! God have mercy on us in this country, do you think that USA are like us in Africa especially Nigeria where can turn white to black by all means? are you people forcing USA to tell lies about IPOB? is a pity anyway, I will not blame you people rather I will blame Igbo Leaders who are cycophants, otherwise they know what they suppose to do about this issue.

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    1. You're far from the truth. Do you think US will tolerate the ranting of the IPOB leader in their own country? The US would have rooted out the likes of Kanu, if similar thing happened there. International politics is at play in the US embassy in Nigeria. Don't be fooled, its all diplomacy.

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  2. USA speak the truth at all times quite unlike Nigeria that specializes in lying.

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  4. I guess IPOB can adjust its map to include Washington and New York. Jokers

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  5. If USA & UK accepts that IPOB is a terrorists group. That will make as harborers of terrorists group because IPOB is a registered organization in USA & UK.
    All these cheap groups that are seeking for publicity should go into LABS to innovate new drugs or invent new things instead of making fool of themselves with above declaration.

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  6. Am ashamed to say am a Nigerian.

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  7. Nigeria is an evil country. Peaceful agitation which was spurned by government irresponsibility, corruption, decades of marginalization, is now been labeled a terrorist group. The zoo government is looking for a reason to perpetrate genocide against Biafrans and they think that American/British government does not know what is happening. It shall not be well with Nigeria. The wrath of God will descend upon it and destroy it to the ground for the rest of the world to see and be gripped with fear of God. Cursed be Nigeria for all its wickedness towards the children of God. It shall happen to Nigeria like it happened to Egypt. Cursed upon this Evil of a country,where shedding innocent blood is done without respect for the God who created them. Those blood will wage a spiritual war against Nigeria, like abel's blood did against Cain

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  8. I AM PROUD AND THANKFUL TO CHINEKE FOR MAKING ME A NIGERIAN !!!

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