The Nigerian government has declared the separatist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a terrorist organisation.

Last week, the Nigerian army made a similar declaration but it later retracted the statement.
Today, the government says it has been permitted to declare IPOB a terror group, by court order.
Nigeria’s Justice minister Abubakar Malami told the BBC that the court order criminalises IPOB and is intended to ensure no member of IPOB operates within Nigeria.