The British High Commission, Abuja has released a statement describing as inaccurate, a report circulating in the media and online that the UK government has added the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) to the UK’s list of terrorist group banned in the UK

The Statement, signed by the Senior communications and public diplomacy officer, Tinuke Akande-Alegbe affirms that IPOB is not a proscribed organisation in the UK

It also says the inaccurate information comes from a revised country policy and information publication released on the 23th of April 2022

The earlier publication acknowledges that the Nigerian government has proscribed IPOB as a terrorists organisation but also says some members of the group reportedly using violence against the State and members of the public and have so committed human rights abuses must not be granted protection

The British government in the released statement says ‘all asylum and human rights claims made in the UK are considered in their individual facts in accordance with the obligations under the UN Refugee convention and European convention on human Rights.’


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