Thursday, March 26, 2020

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Reports Buhari To UN, Make Claims

Materials chronicling alleged human rights abuses perpetrated against the Igbo-speaking people in Nigeria, have been submitted by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur at the United Nations, UN.

Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Reports Buhari To UN, Make Claims

According to IPOD leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, their goal is to ensure that the human rights violations occurring across Nigeria will be acknowledged and confronted and the perpetrators prosecuted.

Kanu who made this know in a facebook post containing the documents, Kanu said the religious minorities across Nigeria must be protected by the international community.

The materials submitted on Wednesday were signed by Kanu, as well as IPOB’s U.S. National Coordinator Dr. Clement Okoro, and 22 state coordinators from across the U.S.

Containing in the documents are the 12 incidents in which they claimed Biafrans were subjected to severe human rights abuses, ranging from indiscriminate arrests to mass executions, allegedly carried out by Nigerian military, police and other security forces.

The letter said;

Most notable amongst these atrocities is the killing by Nigerian military forces 150 Biafrans in May 2016. These innocent civilians were celebrating Biafran Remembrance Day and commemorating the approximately two million Biafrans that lost their lives during the Nigerian Civil War in 1960’s’

These crimes, committed by state and non-state actors alike, are at best ignored by the Buhari regime and at worst sanctioned by the administration.

Instances of mass murders and other horrific acts of violence are rarely investigated, and perpetrators are not prosecuted.

Even where violence has been demonstrated to have been led by state security actors, no mechanism exists to hold those responsible accountable

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  1. Nnamdi KANU 's way of obtaining freedom is jes too damn slow and a very big threat to his life....

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