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IPOB Asks Govt To Release Detained Members

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Posted: Aug 12, 2016 at 6:30 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Chukwujekwu Ilozue

 

Awka – The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has commended the decision of the Federal Government to release detained members of the group arrested in Aba, Abia State, however, it has urged the government to go a step further by releasing all detained members in prisons and police cells all over the country.

In a statement, the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, Comrade Emma Powerful, said it was only now that the Federal Government realised that the quest of IPOB was the “restoration of Biafra not to take over the ruler-ship of Nigeria”.

“Now that the Federal Government has realised this and the meaning of non-violent approach towards the liberation of those in bondage in this country, it should extend the release to other members of the group who are detained in different prisons and security cells in the country,” the statement said.

It also advised President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, without any condition.

“IPOB is a liberation movement dedicated to the self-determination of the indigenous people of Biafra in line with universally acclaimed processes and procedure.

“Having launched Biafrexit, IPOB is fully committed to pursuing a referendum to determine once and for all time the issue of the sovereignty of Biafra.

“The same way the British government of David Cameron allowed the Scottish nation to freely choose if they want to be part of the UK or not and most recently Brexit that culminated in the removal of Britain from the EU, we IPOB will continue to urge the civilised world to prevail upon Buhari to allow Biafrans to freely choose where they wish to belong.

“The issue of Biafra self-determination cannot be swept under the carpet because Biafra is in black Africa where acceptable civilised standards are lacking.

“What is good for Scotland and Britain at large is also good for Biafra”, it added.

It asked the government to continue on its path by releasing all Biafra detainees including the leader of IPOB worldwide, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whose continued detention is the primary reason why Nigeria is falling apart today, the statement noted.