The minister made the call for the designation of IPOB as a terrorist organisation in an article, entitled "Thwarting Terrorism in Nigeria", which appeared in the United States Washington Times newspaper yesterday.
He recalled that the Federal Government on September 20, proscribed IPOB which had been violently agitating for a separate state in the South-East of the country.
He argues that IPOB's actions qualify the group as a terrorist organization in most jurisdictions.
"Whether the third Defendant as the Chief Law Officer of the Federation is not duty bound under the Terrorism (Prevention) (Amendment) Act, 2013 to advise President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR to declare the 1st Defendant a persona non grata for supporting the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a proscribed terrorist group, thereby promoting terrorism in Nigeria?"
"The terrors lay bare their opportunism. In reality, IPOB cares about IPOB and nothing more", Alhaji Mohammed said.
But the U.S. Embassy, through its spokesman said IPOB is not a terrorist organisation under USA laws. "I don't want peaceful actualisation of Biafra"; "We need guns and we need bullets"; "If they don't give us Biafra, they will die", the minister explained that IPOB is a terrorist organization like ETA in Spain, the Tamil Tigers in Sri Lanka, and the PKK is in Turkey, all of whom are proscribed by the U.S. State Department.
He makes clear that this administration will not make the same mistake as the previous in allowing terrorists to capture land.
The Federal Government has appealed to its global partners to proscribe the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and starve it of the funds that gave the group sustenance.