The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, yesterday downplayed the declaration by the Defence Headquarters, that the group is a “militant terrorist organisation”.
Prince Kanu, younger brother of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, in a phone interview with the Channels Television, said the group is a non-violent movement and that it has never carried arms or killed anyone.
The Defence Headquarters on Friday branded the IPOB as a “militant terrorist organisation’’ and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group.
But the group said they are nothing near to becoming a terrorist group.
“It is very, very laughable that that is coming from a military intelligence officer,”
“From inception, Nnamdi Kanu made it clear to the whole world that we are non-violent freedom fighters, and that is the way it has been.”
By Tony Nwanne