CESJET lauds South East Govs for proscribing IPOB’s activities,
The Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) has backed the proscription of the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its declaration by the Nigerian Army as a terrorist organisation.
At a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, CESJET lauded the Nigerian Military for taking the bold step and doing the needful by declaring IPOB as a terrorist group.
CESJET also commended the South-East Governors for daring to proscribe IPOB even when, according to it, the governors are daily blackmailed politically with threats of being labelled as traitors of their ethnicity.
Centre for Social Justice, Equity and Transparency (CESJET) CESJET, Executive Secretary, Comrade Ikpa Isaac who signed the statement also called on the National Assembly, the Presidency (Executive) and the Judiciary to adopt a common front in dealing with what it termed the menace of IPOB.
“We propose that the Federal Government delivers an amnesty package for those who funded or supported IPOB up until Friday September 15, 2017 to offer them the chance of distancing themselves from the terror group.
“Anyone subsequently found to be aiding and abetting the group should be treated in accordance with the Terrorism Prevention (Amended) Act 2013”.
CESJET however demanded an immediate arrest of Nnamdi Kanu. CESJET also said, “We implore the governors to back the proscription order up with actions.
They must immediately audit their cabinets to identify IPOB supporters and sympathizers in their folds since such people can sabotage them from inside.
“We however note that the Governors did not prescribe any punishment for these terrorists for the evil they had brought upon the land in the last few years. There was neither any indication as to what would happen to anyone that continues to carry out activities under the name of IPOB.
“There was no mention of justice for the innocent Nigerians killed by these miscreants in the last few days. These are questions still begging for answers”.
CESJET called on the South-East Governors to be categorical in the terms of reference security agencies will act upon to enforce the proscription of the group.