IPOB planning to hold South-East hostage with Sit-at-home Orders – Presidency


The Nigerian Presidency has revealed that proscribed group, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is attempting to hold several states in the South-East ‘hostage’ with its Sit-at-home orders.

This was contained in statement signed by Presidential media, Garba Shehu on Wednesday evening.

Shehu disclosed that IPOB was a designated terrorist organisation with over 50,000 soldiers that kill security agents and civilians.

The statement read in part; “IPOB is a designated terrorist organisation. It has now publicly revealed a 50,000 strong paramilitary organisation.”

“It regularly murders security services and innocent civilians, with a significant uptick of violent attacks this year. And it is currently attempting to hold Nigerian states hostage with orders to stay at home under threat of terror.”

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