Nigeria’s Presidency has issued a stern warning to Yoruba Nation pro-secession groups that they should seize all collaborations with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
In a statement made available to NAIJAONPOINT MEDIA on Wednesday evening, signed by Presidential media aide, Garba Shehu, the presidency pointed out that IPOB was a ‘designated terrorist group’ that kills innocent civilians.
It was, however shocking, to see “Yoruba Nation” advocates yesterday unequivocally throw their lot in with Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
“For Nigerian diaspora groups to use the world’s largest platform – the United Nations General Assembly – to garner attention to their causes is not unexpected. IPOB is a designated terrorist organisation. It has now publicly revealed a 50,000 strong paramilitary organisation.”
“It regularly murders security services and innocent civilians, with a significant uptick of violent attacks this year. And it is currently attempting to hold Nigerian states hostage with orders to stay at home under threat of terror.”
“Without doubt, Nigerians and the entire world will judge Yoruba Nation by the company it keeps. No one can take seriously this organisation if it continues its IPOB association. When their allies systematically trample human rights, it raises sober questions about their claims to uphold the values of the UN.”
“The cooperation is a worrying development, once parsed with Yoruba Nation’s increasingly violent rallies in Nigeria. Actions and associations speak louder than words. Yoruba Nation’s talk of human rights promotion must therefore be ignored.”