Aloy Ejimakor, a Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to reports that the group is ranked the 10th deadliest terrorist organisation in the world.
He described the report as conspiracy between the Nigerian government, its security agencies and foreign institutions
He explained that IPOB was only named in the index report because the Nigerian Government had declared the group a terrorist organization.
In a tweet, Ejimakor noted that a terrorist group cannot be registered like IPOB.
He wrote: “It’s FALSE that IPOB is now ranked the 10th deadliest terrorist group in the world by the Global Terror Index. IPOB was only mentioned as having been declared a terrorist group in Nigeria. IPOB is registered. Terrorist groups can’t be registered. If you try, you will be arrested.”
The Global Terrorism Index recently ranked IPOB as the 10th deadliest terror group in the world in 2022 because the group was responsible for 57 deaths in the year 2022, from 40 attacks with 16 persons injured