IPOB Leader Kanu Writes to UN Over The Detention Of Omoyele Sowore
The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has asked the United Nations to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari to release the convener of #Revolution now#, Omoyele Sowore and the Shiites leader, Sheikh El-Zakzaky.
Kanu, in a statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Director, Comrade Emma Powerful, urged the UN to move against the rights abuses Nigerians are subjected to as he also asks the UN to support the secession of Biafra from Nigeria.
He said Kanu’s struggle to liberate his people had grown beyond Nigeria, adding that the issues were before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations.
The statement said: “He (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 case of RUGA settlement by stealth was also raised and the august body was left in doubt that Biafrans will never allow Fulani settlements in Biafraland.
“Every issue concerning our people is now before the various arms and agencies of the United Nations. Our case will no longer be ignored. ‘Every issue concerning our people’ as mentioned by Kanu ranges from the incessant killing of Biafrans in their own land, extortion and killing of Biafran motorcyclists and commercial drivers.
“Exploiting the rights of indigenous people to self-determination as provided by the UN charter 2007, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in his usual charismatic poise has conscientiously pursued freedom for the oppressed people of Biafra.”
Kanu also asked the UN to order the immediate release of Sowore and leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky.
“He (Kanu) also raised the issue of the continued illegal detention of Omoleye Sowore, the relentless persecution of the members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria led by Sheikh El-Zakzaky, ongoing tragic ethnic cleansing in the Middle Belt and plight of Christian minorities in core North.
“From every indication, there is palpable air of assurance that all the years of neglect of Biafra as a global issue requiring serious attention is now a thing of the past,” it added.