Nigeria

Nigeria declares Biafra separatist movement terrorist group

Nigeria's military on Friday named the Indigenous People of Biafra a terrorist organization, targeting a movement that 50 years ago tried to create a state for the Igbo people.

The declaration comes amid rising calls for secession in the southeast and reports of recent clashes between supporters and security forces. The movement's leader, Nnamdi Kanu, was freed earlier this year following a 2015 arrest that led to protests. He had been accused of terrorism.

The Nigeria's military statement claimed the Indigenous People of Biafra has formed a secret service and national guard, and it dismissed the movement's claims that its actions are nonviolent. The movement could not...

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