Proscribed: IPOB Not Listed As Terrorist Organisation – UK; The British High Commission in Nigeria has clarified that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) isn’t a terrorists organisation and has not been proscribed in the United Kingdom.
The British government lowered on reports stating that IPOB was interdicted in the country, describing them as inaccurate reporting”.
Some media reports (Not STATE POST) had claimed the United Kingdom barred IPOB, the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra and other Biafran groups from sharing in its shelter programme. But a statement by the British High Commission on Friday stated else.
The statement read, We’re apprehensive of inaccurate reporting 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 groups or organisations banned under UK law. These reports are untrue.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is
not a terrorists organisation in the UK. The inaccurate reporting relates to the 13 April 2022 publication by the UK Government of a revised Country Policy and Information note (CPIN) on separatist groups in SE Nigeria, including the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
CPINs give country of origin information ( Gap) and analysis of COI for use by UK Government decision-makers handling particular types of protection and mortal rights claims.
“ All shelter and mortal rights claims made in the UK are considered on their individual data in agreement with our scores under the UN Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights, taking into account applicable background country information and case law.
The CPIN on separatist groups in the South East, including the Indigenous People of Biafra, provides a general assessment of pitfalls faced by individualities belonging to those groups.
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These assessments are grounded on an analysis of intimately available country information attained from a wide range of dependable sources including media outlets; UK and other governments; original, public and transnational organisations; andnon-government organisations.
“ This CPIN also acknowledges that the Nigerian government has interdicted IPOB as a terrorist organisation, some members of IPOB have reportedly used violence against the state and members of the public.
Advises that persons who have committed mortal rights abuses mustn’t be granted protection.