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Senate Backs Federal Govt’s Decision, Upholds IPOB Ban

The Senate has backed the Federal Government decision to ban the activities of the Biafra agitators while also warning other groups having the same motive to do so through constitutional means.

The Senate has supported the Federal Government’s ban on the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

This resolution was announced by the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

The Senate spokesman, Aliyu Abdullahi Sabi, told journalists after plenary yesterday that IPOB through the extant law has been proscribed.

He said the legal process has been complied with in the terrorism act as the Attorney- General, Abubakar Malami, has done the needful.

He said: “For us, that law itself is based on our constitution. So, what we are saying here is if the Federal Government has taken the legal process to proscribe IPOB, as far as the Senate is concerned, that is the law of the land until a court of competent jurisdiction says otherwise.”

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