The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has said that Justice Abdul Kafarati of the Federal High Court, Abuja stayed away from entertaining the matter filled by the pro Biafra group to contest the recent tagging of the group as terrorists on the order of the federal government.

IPOB said it is not unaware of the antics of the federal government who it claimed is working to ensure that the tag as a terrorist group is sustained.

In a statement signed by the Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Mr. Emma Powerful, in Awka, the group said it is worried that the defendants, including the presiding judge all stayed away from the same court where they had obtained an exparte order, branding it as a terrorist organisation.

According to the statement, “It took the Attorney General of Nigeria, Chief of Defence Staff, Nigerian Army, South-east governors and Ohaneze Ndigbo less than 30 minutes to obtain their black market ex-parte order proscribing and designating IPOB a terror group.

“Today at the same Federal High Court Abuja, the same judge in the person Justice Kafarati has run away from hearing the case he himself fixed for hearing this morning, knowing full well the world is waiting for the outcome of his considered judgment given that he now has the opportunity to hear from both parties.”