We have not added IPOB to the list of terrorist groups – UK Govt

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We have not added IPOB to the list of terrorist groups – UK Govt

The Government of the United Kingdom has denied adding Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to terrorist groups.

A statement by the British High Commission in Nigeria signed by the Senior Communications and Public Diplomacy Officer, Atinuke Akande-Alegbe, and made available to Vanguard last night said it was aware of inaccurate reporting circulating in the media and online that the UK Government had added the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the UK’s list of terrorist groups or organisations banned under UK law.

The Statement said: “These reports are untrue.  The “Indigenous People of Biafra” (IPOB) is not a proscribed 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 provide country of origin information (COI) and analysis of COI for use by UK Government decision-makers handling particular types of protection and human rights claims.

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