Yoruba Nation agitators have been chastised by the Presidency for 'keeping a relationship' with the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, said this in a statement on Wednesday, September 15, 2021.
The Nigerian government also warned that the Yoruba Nation agitators will be judged by the company they keep, and that no one should take them seriously.
"It was, however, shocking to see "Yoruba Nation" activists yesterday unambiguously throw their lot in with the Indigenous People of Biafra," the statement said.
However, there are some important reasons why Yoruba Nation agitators should stop collaborating with IPOB as suggested by the presidency. They include:
1. The IPOB has been labelled as a terrorist group by the Federal Government since 2017. Under the Nigerian law, associating with IPOB is like associating with a terrorist group like Boko Haram or ISWAP.
2. The IPOB is accused of funding attacks on security personnel in the South-East region. Dozens of security agents were killed by hoodlums suspected to be IPOB members this year.
3. Also, IPOB is unleashing terror on the people of the South East by ordering them to stay at home and terrorising offenders.
Actions and associations speak louder than words. The Yoruba Nation agitators must part ways with IPOB immediately if they don't want the federal government to designate them as a terrorist group.
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