Presidential candidate of The Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi has questioned the rational in declaring the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB a terrorist group by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
In an interview with Channels Television today, October 5, Peter Obi said that IPOB members live around him and do not constitute a threat to the country.
“The only thing I disagree with is naming IPOB terrorist; they are not terrorists. “Those who took the decision may have information that I don’t have.
“I stay in Onitsha, and I can tell you that they are people. I pass them on the road every day.
“I meet and live with them; in fact, I usually see people gathering, and I have never had the sense of threat or molestation from them, even when they gather,” he said.
The Nigerian government had long proscribed IPOB, declaring it a terrorist organization for pursuing the creation of Republic of Biafra out the Nigerian state, and doing so violently.
Members of the group have killed many police officers, soldiers, destroyed government structures, including police stations across Igbo land.