BY ANAYO ONUKWUGHA, PORT HARCOURT –
A group, the South-South Reawakening Group (SSRG) has applauded the Federal Government over the recent ban on the activities of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and it’s subsequent classification as a terrorist organisation.
SSRG, in a statement issued in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital yesterday and signed by its President, Joseph Ambakaderimo, pledged to continue to support steps being taken by President Muhammadu Buhari, in curtailing activities of IPOB and other similar organizations.
Noting that members of the group had crossed the national red line and were fast becoming a threat to the nation’s national security, Ambakaderimo said, “Our national security is at stake. The liberty of any individual or the right of any group of persons takes the back seat.”
He stated that the Buhari-led Federal Government took a proactive step and the action taken so far was in line with what any well-meaning and sitting government would have done in such a dangerous situation.
SSRG leader said, “The issue of national security should be devoid of politics because the issue of safeguarding lives and property is the primary responsibility of any government. In fact, the designation of the IPOB as a terrorist organization is long overdue.
“We have on record a situation where the self- professed supreme leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu was in a forum in the United States soliciting for arms and ammunition to fight the Nigerian state.”