The defence headquarters has branded the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a “militant terrorist organisation” and urged parents to dissuade their wards from joining the group.
In a statement in Abuja on Friday, John Enenche, the director, defence information, restated the commitment of the armed forces to confront “all security challenges facing the country”.
Enenche assured of the protection of lives and property in all parts of the country by the military.
He said the IPOB posed security challenge and had been metamorphosing from one stage to another.
“After due professional analysis and recent developments, it has become expedient to notify the general public that the claim by IPOB actors that the organisation is non-violent is not true,” he said.
“Hence, the need to bring to public awareness the true and current state of IPOB