The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has told the United Nations to mediate on President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to release the convener of #Revolution now, Omoyele Sowore and the Shiites leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky.
The IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, revealed that the demand formed part of the issues which was raised by Nnamdi Kanu raised in a meeting with the United Nations.
Emma Powerful also added that the issue of rural grazing area, known as RUGA, was also raised in the meeting.
Emma said that Kanu’s struggle to liberate the Igbos had grown beyond Nigeria. He added that Kanu has told the United Nations to prevail.
“Biafra’s case will no longer be ignored; it has been internationalized.”
He said Kanu demanded urgent action against the numerous rights abuses inflicted on his people and the need to support the undeniable right of the Biafran people to self-determination as enshrined in laws, statutes and UN conventions.
The statement read 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 in the meeting.
“Incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land by terrorist Fulani herdsmen, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers by the Nigerian army and police over refusal to give N50 bribery.”
Emma Powerful said that Kanu was accompanied by his deputy, Uche Mefor, the Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edozien and some others.