A coalition of Northern youths including the Arewa Youth Consultative Forum have written to the United Nations to declare Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.
This was revealed in a statement by the group’s spokesman Abdul-Azeez Suleiman while addressing newsmen in Abuja.
The group who earlier called the UN to speed up referendum process for the Biafra agitators after a 3 months quit notice ultimatum said they would like Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB declared criminals and necessary actions taken against them.
“As law-abiding citizens, we wrote officially to the United Nations and urged for its urgent intervention in the following two key areas:
“That the UN invokes the relevant statutes to which Nigeria is a signatory to pronounce Kanu and IPOB as terror outfits, proscribe their activities and initiate criminal actions against them.
“Since it is becoming all the more obvious – by the way, IPOB and Nnamdi Kanu enjoy massive support from the Igbo back home – that the issue of the drive for Biafra nation is still a boiling issue, we urge the UN to intervene by initiating processes for a peaceful referendum as the only option to finally settle the Biafran issue.”