The Federal Government, on Tuesday, alleged that the proscribed
Indegeniuos People of Biafra, IPOB, were behind recent cache of arms
that were intercepted in Lagos by the Nigeria Customs Service, NSC. IPOB
cartoon FG, while justfying its decision to apply for the IPOB to be
outlawed, told the Federal High Court in Abuja that its investigations
revealed that members of the group imported arms, comprising of pump action rifles, from Turkey.
“That Biafra is not a region in Nigeria and there are also no States
known as Biafran States under the 1999 Constitution of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria, as amended.
“That in opposition to the
depositions in paragraph 6 of the supporting affidavit, I am aware that
the Respondent/Applicant’s activities havr been targeted at causing a
violent break up of Nigeria.
“That as a confirmation of the fact
that the intentions of the Respondent/Applicant from the onset is to
cause a violent breakdown of law and order in Nigeroa, Nnamdi Kanu
openly solicted for arms to wage war against Nigeria at the World Igbo
Congress held in California, USA in 2015.
“That a Turkish
citizen, Abdulkadir Erkahraman, visited Nnamdi Kanu the leader of thr
Respondent/Applicant in Isiama Afara, Umuahia, Abia State sometimes in
July 2017, and has been canvassing support for the secessionist agenda
of the Respondent/Applicant. He also admonished ‘Biafrans to rise up and
fight a good fight for freedom’.
“That the Nigerian Customs
Service had on four occassions this yeat intercepted pump action rifles
totalling 2,671 illegally imported into the country from Turkey”.