Chairman of the South-East Senate caucus, Enyinnaya Abaribe has slammed the Federal Government over its decision to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, under the leadership of Nnamdi Kanu.
Abaribe, who signed Kanu’s bail bond, compared the decision of the Federal Government to killing a fly with a sledgehammer.
Speaking in Aba, Abia State, Abaribe said, “The South-East Senate Caucus disagrees with the Nigerian government in saying that IPOB is a terrorist organisation.
“We feel it is too strong a gambit to use. We feel that you cannot kill a fly with a sledge-hammer.
“You cannot proscribe a group of people; you cannot leave glaring evidence of those who actually work against the unity of this country, those who are actually killing people, those who are actually taking up arms against this country and then you turn around and say that these people have a potential to do so, therefore you now go ahead to declare them a terrorist organization with the implications for this country that are very glaring.”