Coming after the Defence HQ declared IPOB a militant terrorist group, after the violence that erupted in Aba, Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, who talked about the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) who he described as an internal threat in an interview with journalists in New York yesterday September 15th, said the Nigerian Government won’t be needing foreign help to curtail it.
According to him, Boko Haram is an international threat but IPOB is NOT! He said this is because the group pleged allegiance to ISIS!
“IPOB is, as of now, an internal threat and Nigeria does not need international assistance to resolve it. Boko Haram is not an internal threat; it is an international threat. When the group pledged allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), it became international threat.” he said