Connect with us

Crime & Law

Nigerian govt mounts pressure on UK over IPOB financiers

Published

on

 Nigerian govt mounts pressure on UK over IPOB financiers

The Nigerian government has begun moves to pressure the United Kingdom to crack down on financiers of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The government through the presidency has however, welcomed the decision of the United Kingdom to acknowledge the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, said this in a statement issued Friday night.

READ ALSO :UK leaves out Nigerian graduates in ’employment’ visa

He said the next steps for UK authorities after IPOB had “rightly” been designated a terrorist group included the confiscation of their assets, shutting down of communication channels and sanction the issuance of visas to IPOB’s funders in Nigeria.

The presidential spokesman in the statement titled “Thank You, UK on IPOB, Now the Next Steps” said such sanctions had played a critical role in combatting other terror groups.

“Nigeria’s intelligence and security forces are the first lines of defence against such groups, including ISIS and Al Quaeda affiliated Boko Haram. We rely on our allies in the West for their support.”

“IPOB’s – and its 50,000 strong paramilitary unit’s – reign of terror has seen villages butchered, school buses set alight and politicians’ homes bombed. Through their international network of radio and TV stations, they threaten further violence if their demands are not met, while inciting violence and religious and ethnic tension between Nigeria’s Christian and Muslim populations.

“Their mouthpieces and their wallets are their most effective tools – it is these assets Nigeria’s allies must target next. And there is no time for complacency.

“We thank the U.K. for its decisive action and call on our friends in the U.S. to at last heed our calls and follow suit in designating this murderous terror group as what it is. Across Africa, Increasingly what were once small localised groups are growing in size and influence and becoming connected to global networks of terror. The free and democratic world must act now to stomp them out before any more misery is caused.”

On why it took the UK government longer period to proscribe the group, the Presidency explained that “The violent secessionist organisation has long been proscribed as such in Nigeria where it carries out the majority of its murderous activities.

“It has taken our allies in the U.K. so long to follow suit owing to two reasons: first, the deep pockets of IPOB’s international network of funders that allow for lawyers and influence peddlers to aggressively lobby for and whitewash the activities of their client in Western courts; and second, IPOB’s influential communication network of TV and radio stations – including London-based Radio Biafra – employed with great effect to spread misinformation abroad and incite violence at home.”

legitnews

Subscribe to Our VIP Newsletter

 UPDATED Ike Ekweremadu Wife denied bail in UK over alleged organ harvesting
Ekweremadu2
Crime & Law18 hours ago

UPDATED:Ike Ekweremadu, Wife, denied bail in UK over alleged organ harvesting

 APC loses three more senators
Politics3 days ago

APC loses three more senators

 BREAKING Senate appoints new Minority Leader Minority Whip
Latest News3 days ago

BREAKING: Senate appoints new Minority Leader, Minority Whip

 Finally Police confirm release of abducted former NFF scribe Toro others
Sani Toro
Crime & Law3 days ago

Finally, Police confirm release of abducted former NFF scribe Toro, others

 Osun 2022 Sanwo Olu Ganduje Co Chairs APC s 86 member campaign council
Ganduje Sanwo Olu
Politics2 days ago

Osun 2022: Sanwo-Olu, Ganduje Co- Chairs APC’s 86-member campaign council

 BREAKING Buhari replaces ex ministers sends nominees list to Senate SEE NAMES
Politics3 days ago

BREAKING: Buhari replaces ex-ministers, sends nominees list to Senate – SEE NAMES

 Kidnapping Police detain Ameerah Sufyan over fake alarm on Twitter
Oyetola
Crime & Law3 days ago

Kidnapping: Police detain Ameerah Sufyan over fake alarm on Twitter

 Voter Registration Surge Stakeholders worried over January collection date for new PVCs
Politics2 days ago

Voter Registration Surge: Stakeholders worried over January collection date for new PVCs

 Tinubu Lagos Assembly to send commendation letters to Buhari others
Politics3 days ago

Tinubu: Lagos Assembly to send commendation letters to Buhari, others

 Two Signs APC Still Not Ready to Govern After Buhari By Farooq Kperogi It s OK to despise PDP and Atiku Abubakar I do too But the truth is that of Nigeria s major political parties only PDP has shown a readiness to govern at the national level from day one We may not like how they ll govern but they re at least coherent earnest transparent and predictable The party held its convention on schedule and submitted the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline with little or no internal rancor APC on the other hand needed to extend the date of its convention by one week Even so it almost asked for another extension and its poorly conducted convention spilled over to the following day It also couldn t turn in the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline and instead submitted a placeholder a vexing political anomaly Nigeria hadn t witnessed before which smaller parties have sadly quickly copied That bespeaks a disorganized ramshackle fire brigade spur of the moment not ready for prime time political party No party can effectively govern a sick complex country like Nigeria with such indiscipline insouciance and planlessness Should the party be voted into power in 2023 given its aggravating indiscipline and incompetence in organizing a mere convention and appointment a running mate to its presidential candidate you can bet that it will repeat Buhari s template of delaying the appointment of ministers and constituting boards of government agencies by several months Or worse We all know how that turned out for Buhari and Nigeria Governance never took off directionlessness took over a recession hit and the economy tanked The country hasn t recovered up to now It seems indecision indiscipline impunity and ineptitude are inescapably inserted into APC s DNA For example after its delegates convention the party is now busy removing the names of people who won primary elections and replacing them with the names of party hon honchos who didn t participate in the primaries It is said that indecision is the graveyard of good intentions APC doesn t even have good intentions to start with So it s burdened with a double whammy of indecision and no intentions L
Apc Nigeria
Politics3 days ago

Two Signs APC Still Not Ready to Govern After Buhari By Farooq Kperogi It’s OK to despise PDP and Atiku Abubakar. I do, too. But the truth is that, of Nigeria’s major political parties, only PDP has shown a readiness to govern at the national level from day one. We may not like how they’ll govern, but they’re at least coherent, earnest, transparent, and predictable. The party held its convention on schedule and submitted the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline–with little or no internal rancor. APC, on the other hand, needed to extend the date of its convention by one week. Even so, it almost asked for another extension, and its poorly conducted convention spilled over to the following day. It also couldn’t turn in the name of its vice presidential candidate to INEC on deadline and instead submitted a “placeholder,” a vexing political anomaly Nigeria hadn’t witnessed before, which smaller parties have sadly quickly copied. That bespeaks a disorganized, ramshackle, “fire-brigade,” spur-of-the-moment, not-ready-for-prime-time political party. No party can effectively govern a sick, complex country like Nigeria with such indiscipline, insouciance, and planlessness. Should the party be voted into power in 2023, given its aggravating indiscipline and incompetence in organizing a mere convention and appointment a running mate to its presidential candidate, you can bet that it will repeat Buhari’s template of delaying the appointment of ministers and constituting boards of government agencies by several months. Or worse. We all know how that turned out for Buhari–and Nigeria. Governance never took off, directionlessness took over, a recession hit, and the economy tanked. The country hasn’t recovered up to now. It seems indecision, indiscipline, impunity, and ineptitude are inescapably inserted into APC’s DNA. For example, after its delegates convention, the party is now busy removing the names of people who won primary elections and replacing them with the names of party hon honchos who didn’t participate in the primaries. It is said that indecision is the graveyard of good intentions. APC doesn’t even have good intentions to start with. So, it’s burdened with a double whammy of indecision and no intentions.L



© 2018- 2022 PlatinumPost Multimedia Limited. All Rights Reserved.

JoinOurWhatsAppChannel

- Website Designed By DEBORIAN.COM, a Nigerian Web Designer and Web Developer -