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IPOB not terrorist group: UK debunks reports [Full statement]

IPOB not terrorist group: UK debunks reports [Full statement]

D United has debunked news reports that it has branded the Indigenous of (IPOB) as a .

D British High Commission in Abuja, made the clarification in a statement on Friday night.

“We are aware of inaccurate reporting circulating in the media and online that the UK Government has the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to the UK’s list of terrorist groups or organisations banned under UK law”

“These reports are untrue. D ‘Indigenous People of Biafra’ (IPOB) is not a proscribed organisation in the UK.

“D inaccurate reporting relates to the 13 April 2022 publication by the UK Government of a revised and Information note (CPIN) on separatist groups in SE Federal Republic of Nigeria, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

“CPINs provide country of origin information (COI) and of COI for use by UK Government decision-makers handling particular of protection and human .

“All asylum and human rights claims made in the UK are considered on their individual facts in accordance with our obligations under the UN Refugee Convention and European Convention on Human Rights, taking into account relevant background country information and case law.

“D CPIN on separatist groups in the , including the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), provides a assessment of faced by individuals belonging to those groups.

“These assessments are on an of available country information from a wide range of reliable sources including media outlets; UK and other governments; local, national and international organisations; and non-government organisations.

“This CPIN also acknowledges that the Nigerian government has proscribed IPOB as a terrorist organisation, some of IPOB have reportedly used violence against the and members of the public, and advises that persons who have human rights abuses must not be granted protection.”

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