The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Friday reacted to the federal High Court, Abuja, judgement upholding its proscription. The group described the judgement as wicked and reckless.
It would be recalled that the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice, Abdul Kafarati, on Thursday upheld IPOB’s proscription and classification as a terror group.
In a statement issued by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emma Powerful, in Awka, Anambra State, the group condemned the court’s judgement. Powerful said IPOB was a peaceful and legal organisation registered in over 88 countries across the world.
He said: “The upholding of this obnoxious order proscribing the activities of IPOB, when everybody knows that the organisation is peaceful and has not killed an ant, talk less of taking a human life is nothing short of judicial impunity, recklessness and raw wickedness.
“Simply put, a judge cannot be ignorant of the law and at the same time lacking in conscience.
“What Abdul-Kafarati has displayed, by upholding his originally flawed judgement is raw wickedness.
“He failed to address all the issues before him but rather chose to be selective.
“The simple question which ordinary people have been asking all along is this; what activity or aspect of IPOB operations can be regarded as constituting a terrorist act?
“Can Abdul-Kafarati, the DSS or Attorney General’s office name one verifiable incident of breach of peace, murder, arson or rape- usually associated with their fellow Fulani herdsmen- that IPOB has ever been associated with?”
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