President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the nation’s western allies to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra as a terrorist organization.
He made the remarks in an interview with Bloomberg.
The President was responding to a question about his administration’s record in fighting insecurity and corruption.
According to Buhari, the country is safer than he met in 2015, and proscribing IPOB, a group seeking secession of parts of Southern Nigeria will improve the situation.
We urge those same international partners to take additional steps costing them nothing, by proscribing another group – IPOB – as a terrorist organization. Their leadership enjoys haven in the West, broadcasting hate speech into Nigeria from London, spending millions lobbying members of the US Congress, and freely using international financial networks to arm agitators on the ground. This must stop.