Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia Central) has condemned the Federal Government for proscribing the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Speaking in Aba, Abia State, the lawmaker likened the decision of the Federal Government to killing a fly with a sledgehammer.
Abaribe said: ”The South-East Senate Caucus disagrees with the Nigerian government in saying that IPOB is a terrorist organisation.
”We feel it is too strong a gambit to use. We feel that you cannot kill a fly with a sledge-hammer.
”You cannot proscribe a group of people; you cannot leave glaring evidence of those who actually work against the unity of this country, those who are actually killing people, those who are actually taking up arms against this country and then you turn around and say that these people have a potential to do so, therefore you now go ahead to declare them a terrorist organization with the implications for this country that are very glaring.”