Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: President Buhari Signs Proclamation Proscribing IPOB

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Tuesday, 19 September 2017

President Buhari Signs Proclamation Proscribing IPOB

In a move to take the heat off the Nigerian Army and ensure that due process is followed, President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a presidential proclamation proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the group’s involvement in terrorist activities.




Making this known yesterday, sources in the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation informed that the president signed the declaration on Sundaybefore his departure for the 72nd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, where he will be expected to address other world leaders today.


Buhari’s decision to sign the proclamation was a fallout of the sharp criticism that followed the declaration of IPOB as a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian Army at the weekend and the group’s proscription by the South-east governors.


With the signing of the proclamation by Buhari, a source in the attorney general’s office explained that the presidency had effectively initiated the formal process of proscribing IPOB in accordance with the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011.
It also paved the way for the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami (SAN) to head to court to give legal backing to the presidential proclamation.


Section 2 (1) of the Terrorism Act states that “where two or more persons associate for the purpose of, or where an organisation engages in: (a) participating or collaborating in an act of terrorism; (b) promoting, encouraging or exhorting others to commit an act of terrorism; or (c) setting up or pursuing acts of terrorism, the judge in chambers may on an application made by the Attorney General, National Security Adviser or Inspector General of Police on the approval of the President, declare any entity to be a proscribed organisation and the notice should be published in the official gazette”.

Sub-section 2 goes further to state: “An order made under sub-section (1) of this section shall be published in the official gazette, in two national newspapers and at such other places as the judge in chambers may determine.”

The sources further added that Buhari was keen on signing the declaration before his departure for New York in order to have the right response in the event that the question over the declaration by the army was posed by other world leaders who have been watching events unfold in Nigeria.

“The issue was extensively debated between Buhari, the AGF and other aides before he left for the UN General Assembly and the president decided to sign the declaration before leaving for New York, so he could say that due process was being followed if the question was raised by other world leaders at the UN,” the sources explained.


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34 comments:

Miss Ess said...

Hmmmm....Good to know

Anonymous said...

I feel they are a terror group because they cause so much terror and fear in people's hearts.
And it's all about one man's ego. He(Kanu) even started walking around with a proud hunch whilst peasants fell to the floor worshipping him

Adadioramma said...

Odikwa ka melum ebere. Yinmu

Bubul said...

I love you Mr President regardless of any decision you take. Kises

Yori Yori Princess Loveme Jeje said...

He is so fast to proscribe IPOB. When bokoharam started, what did he do, nothing. even when they called him, nothing. nonsense

Eka Joy said...

Igbos have finally given this man a cause for his revenge upon them.

IPOB weldone for letting people who have been looking for a way to declare their hates for the igbos finally have their way.

Now that you have succeeded in ruining our tribe, Nnamdi, I hope u are happy now.

Anonymous said...

Gbam, I don't know why Igbos are catching feelings over this matter. Igbos are not terrorists but Kanu and his supporters are!!

Hot P!nk Lips said...

Lol Stella Only what caught me is how you spelt Buhari's name..LOLZZ

Anonymous said...

The president signed, the senate President don't know. Any Igbo still believing in one Nigeria really need to evaluate him/herself. It's glaring in the eye, the well thought out plan.

Fidel Castro said...

The best way to go about it. The activities of ipob should have been subdued by FG by blocking and jamming Radio biafra frequency long time ago before Kanu started inciting people against another via Hate speech, same way the Rewanda genocide started.
God bless Nigeria
Unity &Peace

Chidinma Grace said...

Story. This is just a fake document am sure so that they will justify their inhumane act.

Anonymous said...

This is how Boko Haram started. The governors and igbo leaders should have contained Kanu before it got to this point, because in the end it's the region that will suffer. Case in point North East. If Jonathan had done this to Boko Haram when it started, it will be a different case today.

jelly said...

See what innamdi kanu has brought to his people

DON™ said...

Simple. I don't know why the message is so hard to digest.

EESAH WAS HERE said...

Well done my action president. That's exactly what they are. Ipob terrorists. With all the recent killings of Hausas in the East and destruction of their properties, this is the right step to take in order to stop Hausas from retaliating. The right step to take In order to maintain peace in the country else!!!!!

Anyone who thinks otherwise eg Bianca, Pipilee, Elastic et al should enter the street in the name of Ipob to protest and see what happens!!!

DON™ said...

Its a welcome idea so far it's going to bring peace and keep Kanu and his miscreants out of business.

Small Kanu that didn't witnessed civil war but making effort to start a new one. Bastard son.

ola wealth said...

Yori yori..

Bokoharam didn't start in buharis regime...

It was a smart move

ola wealth said...

Very good to know too

Anonymous said...

Was he the President when BH started?

Anonymous said...

👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Anonymous said...

So why didn't Britain proscribe the scotish people as terrorists for wanting to secede?

Ndidiamaka Ndidiamaka said...

Nice one,bcos them put fear for my heart too....but when Fulani herds men were killing people,them no call them terrorists... Issorite

Shirley said...

Lord take control over my country

EESAH WAS HERE said...

In fact I declare any of my Igbo friends who decides to support Ipob a terrorist. Let Nigerian soldiers do what they want with his meat. Yan kutuma buro uba shegu

*straight face*

Anonymous said...

We are not British. Did the Scottish behave like Kanu and his likes?
Good to know.

Anonymous said...

Good move Baba Bubu, but I expect you to also contain those Fulani herdsmen that are terrorists.

Anonymous said...

and your id is what again? smh. Go and read about that man.

sholetoga said...

Lord have mercy.....please when will Buhari sign a proclamation that Boko haram is a terrorist group.....Some animals are more equal than the others.....smh

Amacastel said...

Anakogheri ipob is all over the world where igbo pple reside.

Anonymous said...

Lol Eka.

Anonymous said...

Niger Delta militants who caused insecurity were given amnesty.
Boko Haram who are certified terrorists and kidnappers were given audience by GEJs government to air their grievances even when their sponsors were known.
Hausa herdsmen kill, rape and trespass freely and don't face any consequences.
Arewa youths declare an act of genocide and ethnic cleansing against igbos and the government sat and watched.
In reaction to the taunts, the murders, rapes, the systematic prejudice and many years of marginalisation, a group of igbos vent their frustrations by expressing their desire to leave a hostile environment.
They get no amnesty, no audience with the government to air their grievances. They are labelled terrorists.

Anonymous said...

You are not thinking properly at all.

Anonymous said...

How would this have curtailed Boko Haram? It's like Nigerians think they are in a civilised nation.

Anonymous said...

IPOB represent a valid grievance whether Nigerians accept it or not. Kalu's methods as unintelligent as they are, have led to talks of restructuring the nation. This does not necessarily mean that the country splits up, although there is an argument for that, but that the federal system be scrapped for a more progressive and representative state system. But Northerns will rather the entire country go to ruin before that can happen. And we all know why.
At any rate, Nigeria has not seen this sort of passion from within in a very long time. And I must say that this at least I am impressed by.

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