The minority leader of the Nigerian Senate, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has blamed the Nigerian government for the actions and tag associated with the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Senator Abaribe stated this on Friday when he featured on an ARISE News programme, The Morning Show.He questioned the trend of the federal government leaving people who have shot down a military aircraft without designating them as terrorists but quickly call the IPOB group terrorists.
According to the lawmaker, if the federal government is interested in having peace in the southeast it should not be seen dismissing the option of talking to the proscribed group and seen speaking with the people that shot down a military aircraft.
He said as well that there is an attempt to introduce into the southeast region incessant killings and assassinations which he says is alien to the region noting that the sooner those behind the continuous killings are fished out, the better.
Recently, Mr Abaribe was part of a meeting of lawmakers from the southeast region seeking a political solution to the sit-at-home order in the region and the release of incarcerated Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra.
Senator Abaribe says negotiations with federal authorities for Kanu’s release will not be easy.