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See How Nigerians Reacted As UK Recognises IPOB As Terrorist Groups

Nigerians have reacted to the news that the UK government has designated the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) as a terrorist group on social media.

The administration of Boris Johnson made this clear in an updated policy statement on asylum published on the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) website.

The policy, which was amended in May 2022, states that it supports the Nigerian government’s designation of IPOB and its militant wing, the Eastern Security Network (ESN), as terrorist groups.

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IPOB and ESN, led by the arrested Nnamdi Kanu, have also been blamed by the UK government for rising violence and human rights violations in the country’s southeast, with visa officials ordering members of the group to be excluded from the country’s asylum program.

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Despite the blanket exclusion, the statement stated that each case of asylum application by those who may be associated to the organisations will be reviewed on an individual basis.

In response to the event, several Nigerians praised the UK government’s decision and demanded that all IPOB supporters be denied entry into the country.

Others chastised the UK government for banning IPOB, claiming that the organisation is not to blame for the deaths and violence in the region.

Here are some of the responses:

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