South East Governors Ban IPOB Activities
The governors of the South Eastern states have banned the activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, as resolved in their meeting today, Firday.
Igbobia had earlier reported that the governors were in a closed-door meeting with the Deputy Senate President, the GOC of 82 Division and some Elders.
In a Press briefing after the meeting, the Chairman of the South East governors' forum, David Umahi delivered the communique from their meeting.
It read in part: "In view of the prevailing security situation in the South East and its attendant consequences, the South East Governors hereby resolves as follows:
"1. All activities of IPOB are hereby proscribed. IPOB and all other aggrieved groups are advised to articulate their position on all national issues and submit to the Committee of Governors, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and National Assembly members from the South-East Zone, through their chairman, South-East Governors Forum.
"2. All Governors of South-East Zone are to ensure compliance in their respective States."
They also directed the Nigerian Army to withdraw all troops sent to the South East for the Operation Python Dance II.