Court proscribes IPOB


A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted an interim injunction proscribing the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abdul Kafarati, granted the injunction following an application by the federal government
The Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had filed an exparte application urging the court to grant the injunction.
President Muhammadu Buhari had earlier given written approval for the proscription of the group, pending legal process.
Governors of the Southeast states took the first step to ban the activities of the group after the military had declared it a militant terrorist group.
But the decisions drew widespread condemnation, with many accusing the government of not following due process.

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