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Court grants order banning Indigenous People of Biafra

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A Federal High Court in Abuja, the federal capital territory, has granted the prayers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria proscribing the Indigenous People of Biafra today (Wednesday, September 20).

Here are words from the order:

ORDER

UPON THIS MOTION EXPARTE dated and filed on the 20th day of September, 2017 praying the Court for the following:

  1. AN ORDER of this Honourable Court declaring that the activities of the Respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of Nigeria especially in the South–East and South–South Regions of Nigeria amount to acts of terrorism and illegality.
  2. AN ORDER of this Honourable Court proscribing the existence of the Respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra) in any part of Nigeria, especially in the South–East and South–South Regions of Nigeria, either in groups or as individuals by whatever names they are called and publishing same in the official gazette and two (2) National Dailies.
  3. AN ORDER restraining any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecuting of the collective intension or otherwise of the Respondent either in groups or as individual by whatever names they are called and publishing same in the official gazette and two (2) National Dailies is granted.
  4. THAT AN ORDER restraining any person or group of persons from participating in any manner whatsoever in any form of activities involving or concerning the prosecution of the collective intention or otherwise of the Respondent (Indigenous People of Biafra) under any other name or platform however called or described is granted.

ISSUED AT ABUJA UNDER THE SEAL OF THE COURT and the hand of the presiding Judge this 20th day of September, 2017.

 

PRINCE BABATUNDE ADEJORO ASHADA

REGISTRAR

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