Nige­ria de­clares Bi­afra ter­ror­ists:

Arab Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

Nige­ria’s mil­i­tary on Fri­day named the Indige­nous Peo­ple of Bi­afra a ter­ror­ist or­ga­ni­za­tion, tar­get­ing a move­ment that 50 years ago tried to cre­ate a state for the Igbo peo­ple.

The dec­la­ra­tion comes amid ris­ing calls for se­ces­sion in the south­east and re­ports of re­cent clashes be­tween sup­port­ers and se­cu­rity forces. The move­ment’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was freed ear­lier this year fol­low­ing a 2015 ar­rest that led to protests. He had been ac­cused of ter­ror­ism. (AP)

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