The National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Youths, Mazi Chika Art Adiele, speaking on the ruling on Yoruba Nation agitation hailed the judgment, saying “it is a testament that there are still upright men in the sacred temple of justice.

“It is a landmark ruling. It will help our jurisprudence,” he said.

The judgment, dominated discussions in most public arena in Enugu State on Saturday, with many calling it an indictment on “extra-judicial murders of suspected IPOB members as well as its proscription and labeling as a terrorist organisation by the Buhari regime.”

In his own view, the immediate past chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Owerri branch, Imo State, Damian Nosike said although he was yet to read the judgment, Nigeria could not afford to go against the UN Charter to which it was signatory.

He said: “when people are not happy with the way they are treated, they have the right to say they don’t want to belong again, provided they don’t do it illegally by taking up arms.”

He recalled that Eritrea was created out of Ethiopia, while South Sudan was carved out of Sudan, through the clamour for self determination.

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