President Muhammadu Buhari has declared that the Indigenous  People of Biafra, IPOB, is a terrorist organisation, while the Fulani herdsmen are a mere criminal gang.
Buhari stated this in an exclusive interview as a guest on Channels TV programme, “Sunrise Daily”, on Thursday, through his  Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.

Reacting to questions on why the Fulani herdsmen have not been tagged a terrorist organisation, despite the fact that they have killed hundreds of people and destroyed properties in some parts of the country, Garba said:

“This is because there is a difference between a criminal gang and terrorist activities. Yes, the Fulani herdsmen are a criminal gang, and are being dealt with in accordance to the laws of the country, but IPOB like Boko Haram, has a territory they have carved onto themselves as a sovereign State, and have shown willingness to invade neighbouring States.
“They have raised concerns in neighbouring Kogi, Benue, and also indicated interest in taking over Bayelsa and Rivers. That is exactly what Boko Haram has done with the Flags and taxation systems. These certainly are not acceptable to the laws of the country”, he stated.
Garba further stated that information reached the government that IPOB members had already started printing passports, as well as their own currency, which is also against the laws of the country.

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