Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has declared the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a militant terrorist organization.
DHQ in a statement by its spokesman, Major General John Enenche, listed the reason why IPOB is labelled a terrorist organization.
It points to IPOB’s formation of a Biafra Secret Service, Biafra National Guard, and unauthorized blocking of public access roads and extortion of money from innocent people at illegal checkpoints.
Defence Headquarters also accused IPOB members of using militant weapons such as Molotov cocktail, machetes, broken bottles on a military patrol.
Based on the declaration, the miltary warned Nigerians against joining the group.
“Therefore, parents and particularly unsuspecting residents of the South East and other Nigerians should advise their wards to desist from joining the group,” it said.
“The Defence Headquarters restates its commitment to handling all the security challenges in the country and further assures all Nigerians of the protection of lives and property.”