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Biafra: US charged to court for not declaring IPOB terrorist organisation

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-Nze Ugwu has sued US Embassy in Nigeria to court for saying IPOB is not a terrorist group.

-He asked the court to compel the embassy to withdraw the statement within 7 days.

The US Embassy in Nigeria has been dragged before a Federal High Court in Abuja by one Nze Charles Ugwu, for saying the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Nnamdi Kanu is not a terrorist organisation.

Naija News gathered that the US Embassy’s spokesman, Russel Brooks, had said IPOB is not a terrorist organisation under US laws.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/977/17 and dated October 12, 2017 filed by Simon Kanshio, Ugwu’s lawyer, he asked the court to compel Brooks to retract his statement within seven days of delivery of judgment in the case.

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He asked the court to determine “a true interpretation of sections 1, 4 and 5 of the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013 and the United Nations Convention on Terrorism.

“Whether the United States of America represented in Nigeria through the 2nd defendant is no longer obligated to be bound by the United Nation Convention on Terrorism which the United States of America signed and ratified?”

“The 1st and 2nd defendants representing the United States of America in Nigeria are under absolute obligation to obey Nigerian laws both statutory and judicial so far as they are within the territory of Nigeria irrespective of their personal opinions.”



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