Why IPOB was proscribed – Presidency

Muhammadu Buhari

President Buhari’s media assistant, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Sunday, August 29, that “it is crucial both for Nigerians and the world community to recognize that there are” a variety of elements to blame for Nigeria’s rising insecurity.

”Attempts to simplify the reasons (for insecurity) into a basic narrative may help raise donor-dollars for international NGOs, fill pages of overseas newspapers and burnish foreign politicians’ faith credentials,”  Buhari said.

“But this does not increase understanding, nor offer solutions. If anything, simplistic theorising and finger-pointing make the situation worse.”

“In the South-East, IPOB are not struggling for freedom when they attack police stations and property, but rather committing acts of terrorism” to steal money.

IPOB is not defending Christians, as their highly paid foreign lobbyists claim, “when almost every citizen of those states they terrorize is uniformly Christian.”

The leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been in detention since his extradition from Kenya to face treason charges. This has led the body to enforce a sit at home order every Mondays in all the South East states which has been successful in its implementation.

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