The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says that issues concerning his people have been tabled before various arms and agencies of the United Nations (UN).
Naija News reports that Kanu made this comment in a statement issued by the Media and Publicity Secretary of the IPOB, Emma Powerful, on Thursday, September 19.
This online news platform understands that the IPOB leader said Biafra’s case would no longer be ignored.
Kanu made this statement a day after he had a “vital meeting” with some officials of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.
Naija News recalls that the IPOB leader 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.
In a statement on Thursday, IPOB spokesman said Kanu’s emergence from the meeting was met with chants of the eulogy by a congregation of Biafrans.
Mr. Powerful said the IPOB leader 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.”
According to the statement, Kanu 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.
The statement said Kanu was accompanied by his deputy, Mazi Uche Mefor, Head of Directorate of State, Mazi Chika Edoziem and other top echelons of the struggle.