Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has said that issues concerning his people were before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. He said Biafra’s case would no longer be ignored.
Kanu has led a delegation of ‘Biafrans’ to a series of meetings with various United Nations agencies and officials at Geneva where he presented Biafra’s plight to the UN officials. The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Thursday, said Kanu’s emergence from the meeting was met with chants of eulogy by a congregation of Biafrans.
It said Kanu demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted daily upon Biafrans and the need to support the undeniable right of Biafrans to self-determination as enshrined in law, statute and various UN conventions.
The statement reads in part: “Every issue concerning our people is now before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. Our case will no longer be ignored.
“The case of RUGA settlement was also raised and the august body was left in doubt that Biafrans will never allow Fulani terror settlements in Biafraland “Incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land by terrorist Fulani herdsmen, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers by Nigerian army and police over refusal to give #50 bribery.”
The statement said Kanu, accompanied by his deputy, Mazi Uche Mefor, Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem and other top echelons of the struggle, also raised the continued illegal detention of Omoleye Sowore, the relentless persecution of the members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria led by Sheikh El-Zakzaky, among other issues.