IPOB FILES PETITION AGAINST THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AT THE UNITED NATIONS

By Godson Ikiebey-

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has told the United Nations that President Muhammadu Buhari’s government is arresting and detaining unarmed protesters in a clampdown on civil rights.

He made the allegation in a petition, when he led a delegation to the UN headquarters in Geneva, on Thursday, September 20, 2019. 

In a statement by Emma Powerful, spokesman of the IPOB, Kanu met with officials of various UN agencies to establish the group’s grievances against the Nigerian government.

The statement noted that the IPOB leader listed, “forceful Islamisation of the country as currently constituted, illegal detention of unarmed agitators, flagrant contempt of court orders, and  incessant abduction and extra judicial killings of IPOB family members,” as some of the ills of President Buhari administration.

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