President Buhari signs proclamation to permanently ban IPOB
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a presidential proclamation proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). According to This Day, this was achieved, to take the warmth off the Army and to make sure that due course of was adopted.
Buhari reportedly signed the proclamation on Sunday earlier than his departure for New York.
“A supply within the attorney-general’s workplace defined that the presidency had successfully initiated the formal strategy of proscribing IPOB in accordance with the provisions of the Terrorism (Prevention) Act, 2011.
“It had additionally paved the way in which for the legal professional normal of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami (SAN) to head to court docket to give authorized backing to the presidential proclamation.
“The subject was extensively debated between Buhari, the AGF and different aides earlier than he left for the UN General Assembly and the president determined to signal the declaration earlier than leaving for New York, so he may say that due course of was being adopted if the query was raised by different world leaders on the UN,” the newspaper quoted their sources as saying.