The Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) is not viewed as a terrorist organization by the United States.
A spokesman for the US Embassy in Nigeria, Russell Brooks made this known to PUNCH news.
He said, “The United States Government is strongly committed to Nigeria’s unity. Important political and economic issues affecting the Nigerian people, such as the allocation of resources, are worthwhile topics for respectful debate in a democracy.
“Within the context of unity, we encourage all Nigerians to support a de-escalation of tensions and peaceful resolution of grievances. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a terrorist organisation under US law.”
The Federal Government last week obtained a Federal High Court order proscribing IPOB, however many legal practitioners are of the opinion that the proscription is not worth the paper it is printed on, at least from a legal perspective.