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Sunday 5 May 2024

IPOB blames Northern Elders Forum, Gov Peter Mba over killings in Enugu Community

IPOB blames Northern Elders Forum, Gov Peter Mba over killings in Enugu Community 

May 5, 2024 | The Biafran Times 

IPOB Press Release 

The global family and movement of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the resolute and formidable leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU condemns the Fulani terrorists attacks on the peaceful Nimbo community in Uzo-Uwani LGA of Enugu State in Biafra land which left many dead and others severely wounded. The barbaric Fulani jihadist masquerading as herdsmen went into a peaceful community with assault rifles and killed defenceless men, women and children without provocations. 

IPOB blames the Fulani terrorists attack at Uzo-Uwani in Enugu State on Governor, Barr. Peter Mba. IPOB has warned Dr. Peter Mba severally against his evil romance with leaders of Fulani herdsmen who want the Governor to allocate land to them for Fulani settlements. His romance with the terrorists emboldened them to launch a terrorist attack and killed over 10 persons in his State to test his loyalty. As expected, the Fulani puppet, Governor Mba did  not mention the Fulani herdsmen as the attackers during his hypocritic visit to the attacked community let alone call for their arrest. His political ambition has beclouded his conscience. The Governor's cowardice statement on the murderous attack in his own Enugu State is an endorsement to the Fulani terrorists to lunch further attacks. But IPOB and ESN will resist both Governor Peter Mba, his Fulani Masters, and their terrorists masked as herdsmen from turning Enugu State into a killing field. Peter Mba's eight (8) year governorship ambition must not become human sacrifice of the lives of Enugu citizens. Well meaning citizens of Enugu and Ndigbo in general must caution Peter Mba not to surrender Enugu citizens to the slaughter house of jihadists because of his political ambition.

Similarly, Northern Elders Forum (NEF) must be held responsible for the Fulani terrorists attack in Enugu State. The evil men in NEF were the ones that sent their foot soldiers called herdsmen to attack Enugu State to justify the false alarm they raised last week that IPOB-ESN are killing Northerners living in Biafra or the Eastern Region. The outcry of terrorist sponsors in NEF was an open invitation to the Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen to attack Igboland in reprisal. Northern Elders Forum message to Biafrans is clear. ESN will reply to their message in our own way at our own time.

IPOB sympathizes with the victims of the Fulani terrorists attack and advises them to continue to be on guard and to stop fraternizing with the Fulanis in their communities. Enugu State citizens should mobilize themselves for self-defense because their Governor and the Nigeria Security Forces are working with the Fulani terrorists to kill and forcefully occupy their ancestral land. ESN will be of help if provided with timely and accurate information about the terrorists' movements. ESN can be contacted via appropriate channels or via IPOB  inquiry lines available online. 

For those who don't know, the reason the Federal Government of animal kingdom called Nigeria and some Eastern politicians are still detaining Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (MNK) is to buy time to create Fulani settlements in the Southeast. They know that if MNK is around, this Fulani nonsense would  have NEVER continued. But as long as IPOB-ESN is still around their fulanization agenda will be resisted and completely frustrated. Those who think that keeping Mazi Nnamdi Kanu  away will favour their agenda are mistaken because IPOB volunteers and ESN will ensure that no Fulani settlement will be established in any part of Biafra Land.
Fulani terrorists nicknamed herdsmen and their sponsors must understand that IPOB never dies and will never die until Biafra is restored as a sovereign and independent nation. 

Enugwu Stakeholders  should join IPOB to warn  Dr. Peter Mba and his government not to cede any inch of Enugu land to Fulani terrorists for whatever purpose. His governorship ambition does not worth the lives and security of Enugwu people. Governor Peter Mba should stand up as an Igbo man and defend his people from terrorists and stop behaving like an ostrich. 


Friday 3 May 2024

IPOB dares Iwuanyanwu led Ohanaeze over shameful move to apologize to the caliphate

IPOB dares Iwuanyanwu led Ohanaeze over shameful move to apologize to the Fulani caliphate 

...says Ohaneze Ndigbo has committed a sacrilege and abomination against Ndigbo and against all the indigenous peoples in Nigeria.


May 3, 2024 | The Biafran Times

The attention of the family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by the indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been drawn to the sacrilegious and shameful move by Ohaneze Ndigbo to apologize to the murderous Fulani Caliphate in what they called ablution and what they called (Ako na obi).

Ohaneze has crossed the red line by attempting to go and apologize to the Fulani terrorists for what the clueless Ohaneze called forgiveness from the Caliphate for Igbo military officers involvement in the 1966 coup that led to the death of Sir Ahmadu Bello. By the abominable planned visit of Ohaneze Ndigbo will be on record as aggressors instead of victims. 

These redcap thieves in Ohaneze are morons and ignorant fellows that have allowed bribe money to take away their sense of reasoning. 

These redcap thieves in Ohaneze are morons and ignorant fellows that have allowed bribe money to take away their sense of reasoning. These men are the household enemies of Ndigbo and other indigenous people in Nigeria.
Blood tasty Fulanis have murdered indigenous people of Biafra and Ndigbo from 1933, 1945, 1953 1966 till date, Indigenous People of Hausa, indigenous people of Yoruba, indigenous people of Middle Belt and other indigenous peoples in Nigeria. These murderous Fulanis have not apologized for killing millions of indigenous people in Nigeria. But the vampires in Ohaneze had efontry to planned to go and apologize to the Fulani Caliphate for the military coup of 1966.

The military coup of January 15, 1966 was carried out by young military officers from all ethnic groups in Nigeria to stop Mallam Ahmadu Bello and Abubarka Tafa Belawa from the  forceful Islamization of Nigeria. But Major Chukwuma Nzeogwu and other young military officers including those from Northern, Western saw this and stop them with Middle Belt regions stopped them in a bloody coup. Ndigbo never sent military officers to stage a coup for them or to murder on their behalf. Nevertheless, the 1966 coup that was carried out by the young military officers from all the ethnic groups in Nigeria was viciously tagged as Igbo coup. Why was the military coup led by Murtala Muhammed, Babangida, Buhari, Abacha and other Northern military officers not tagged Hausa or Fulani coup?

This bunch of Fulani handpicked traitors in Ohaneze, led by Iwuanyanwu have not boldly condemned the Fulanis murderous activities against Ndigbo but decided to make a caricature of Ndigbo's integrity by going to apologize to the murderers. 

Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership has seen cash given by Fulani Caliphate to misrepresent Ndigbo and declare Ndigbo guilty of a crime that was no committed by Ndigbo. Ndigbo has been victims of Fulani massacre in the Northern Nigeria from 1933 till date. During the genocidal war of 1966 - 1970 millions of Ndigbo were massacred both pregnant women and unborn children. Still today Ndigbo are being slaughtered in their farms and homes by Fulani terrorists, case of recent Uzo Uwani of Enugu State is a case study. This bunch of Fulani handpicked traitors in Ohaneze, led by Iwuanyanwu have not boldly condemned the Fulanis murderous activities against Ndigbo but decided to make a caricature of Ndigbo's integrity by going to apologize to the murderers. 

This is the height of insult not only to Ndigbo but also to all the indigenous people in Nigeria who have been victims of the sponsored Fulani terrorists attacks. If Ndigbo continues to allow these traitors called Ohaneze Ndigbo to continue parade themselves as leaders of Ndigbo, the lives and safety of Ndigbo is completely compromised, Iwuanyanwu and Co should know that nobody elected him, he should resign now before its become late. The Fulani handpicked treacherous leaders in Ohaneze are representing the interest of Fulani Caliphate not that of Ndigbo. It is time to stop the treacherous Ohaneze from parading themselves as representatives of Ndigbo. They were never appointed nor elected by Ndigbo but they selected and appointed themselves with the approval of their political Masters and Fulani leadership and Hope Uzodinma. 

Ohaneze Ndigbo has betrayed Ndigbo. They betrayed Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. They betrayed Peter Obi's presidency. Ohaneze are a bunch of handpicked Fulani political stooges who want to speak for Ndigbo without Ndigbo's consent.  
Chief Iwuanyawu led Ohaneze faction are traitors. Hope Uzodinma and his Fulani Masters selected Iwuanyawu as Ohaneze president to do their bidding. These insatiable, potbelly political jobbers in Ohaneze do not represent the interest of Ndigbo. 

The gullible men have been brainwashed by their Fulani Masters to apologize to them and take responsibility of atrocities on-behalf of Ndigbo for the actions of Nigeria military officers when some of them were not born.
Sometimes these insatiable fellows claimed that Igbo youths insult their Elders its now clear that they the cause of it.

How clueless and senseless these men can be for  political favours. If Iwanyawu led the Ohaneze ndioshi faction dare go ahead to criminalize Ndigbo with the so called apologies, they will attract serious consequences as long as IPOB is concerned.

If Ohaneze Ndigbo dare travel to the Northern Nigeria and apologize to the murderous Fulani Caliphate, IPOB will declare them persona non gratas.

The eagle eyes of IPOB are watching them and they will not go free for having such minds. If Ohaneze Ndigbo dare travel to the Northern Nigeria and apologize to the murderous Fulani Caliphate, IPOB will declare them persona non gratas. And an order will be given to treat anyone that identifies himself or herself as an Ohaneze Ndigbo member both at home and in Diaspora as a criminal and traitor and will be treated as one. Infact, going forward, Ohaneze Ndigbo hould stop speaking or representing Ndigbo. Chief Iwuanyawu your time has elapsed, Iwuanyanwu led Ohaneze faction are on their own as no Igbo person, group, association or community send them to apologize to the murderous Fulani terrorists and their sponsors. If Iwuanyanwu and his factional  group goes to Sokoto to apologize to the Fulani murderers, they should remain there forever. We reject them as Igbos from that point forward.


PublisherMazi Charles Opanwa 

Wednesday 24 April 2024

Place Arms Embargo On The Nigerian Government, IPOB Calls On Italian Government

Place Arms Embargo On The Nigerian Government, IPOB Calls On Italian Government

April 24, 2024 | The Biafra Times


The global family and movement of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu calls on the Italian Government to halt sale of  airforce Jets to the Nigeria government, but instead place an arms embargo on the Nigeria Government for flagrant violations of human rights and shelling of peaceful Communities of Indigenous peoples in Nigeria. 

We call on all civilized nations to stop further sales of military hardware and software to Nigeria because of their pretense of fighting terrorists. The Nigeria government has created the terrorist groups that they are pretending to have been fighting in order to displace Indigenous nations and allow individuals in power to loot the country's funds. Therefore, we appeal to the Italian government to stop the military aircraft purchase deal they entered into with the Nigeria government. We also ask other countries considering selling arms to Nigeria to stop because Nigeria is not using the arms for their intended purposes. IPOB has no intention to interfere with the Italian Government's business but wants to inform them that the  Nigeria military have not used the previously acquired arms and ammunition including fighter jets to fight terrorists who operate in the open in the Northern Nigeria but have targeted innocent and peaceful people. Unarmed IPOB members have also been the victims of Nigeria military's brutality. Some of the Internally Displaced People's (IDP) Camps in Nigeria have been intentionally bombed by the Nigeria military to prevent the displaced persons from returning to their communities already ceded to the terrorists as their own. Recently, an Okuama Community in Delta State, Nigeria, was invaded, bombed, and the entire community displaced by the Nigeria military. The Nigerian government and her murderous military are known for human rights violations and genocide against her civilians.

In 2021, the Nigerian Air Force bought "12" A-29 Super Tucano Jets from the United State of America to fight terrorism in Nigeria.
After the delivery of those fighter jets, they were deployed in the Eastern region of the country and were used in bombing of Igbo villages and its people mostly in Orlu Local Government Area of Imo State.
From the day the Tucano jets arrived Nigeria in 2021 till late 2023, they were never used against terrorists but were consistently used in bombing of innocent people in Imo State in the Eastern part of the country that is Biafra land and also in bombing of ID camps in the North who are victims of Boko Haram terrorists attacks.

The Nigerian government's plan to purchase about 20 more fighter jets from Italy for the Nigerian Air Force now raises the question;
Why would the Italian government consider selling fighter jets to Nigeria to be used on innocent, armless and peaceful Igbo communities  like the U.S. deed in 2021? If the Italian government cares about the lives of Indigenous Peoples in Nigeria, then this deal has to be cancelled because it is a threat to the lives of millions of people resident in the Eastern region (Igboland).

Nigeria government deceived United State of America in 2021 that those Tucano jets will be used against terrorists in the country, have they also told another lie to the Italian government so that they can secure the purchase of these Air Force jets?
We are watching.

The live of the Indigenous Biafrans must be protected at all means by cancelling this deal to sell arms to Nigeria.

It is public knowledge that the Nigerian government and her military are not sincere in the fight against terrorists. Instead, they are after unarmed activists and innocent Nigerians. The Nigerian government is indirectly sponsoring terrorists and that is why there is no terrorist in detention or on trial in Nigeria. On the contrary, the arrested terrorists have all been released by the Nigeria government and her military. The Nigeria government negotiates with the terrorists and pay them millions of dollars in ransom. These terrorists operate freely from their   camps in the open desert vegetation of the Northern Nigeria, which can easily be mapped out by aerial surveillance of the military. That confirms that the Nigeria government is not sincere in the fight against terrorists but uses terrorism as a means to fleece public funds. 

IPOB urges the Italian government to halt the sale of jets to the Nigeria government because their fight against terrorism is a hoax.  The Italian government should not fall into the Nigeria government's deception. Any supply of arms and ammunition to the Nigeria government is a tacit support to human rights abuse and violations. The Italian government and her citizens are civilized and should not support any government that is violating the fundamental human rights of her citizens. Civilized Nations should not fall into the falsehood peddled by the Nigeria government and her Air Force over fighting terrorists but in reality, they are killing innocent people because of ethnic bigotry and greed.

We are calling on the Italian Prime Minister, Ms. Giorgia Meloni, to place an arms embargo on the Nigeria government for their history of bombing civilian population and for human right violations. The Nigeria government and airforce entered into agreement with the Italian government to supply them 24 aircrafts and for 6 aircrafts to be delivered every six months. The aircrafts were scheduled for every six months starting soon. 

IPOB members worldwide demand civilized nations across the world to stop the supply of arminations to Nigeria because they are indirectly sponsoring Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in Northern Nigeria to continue. 


Tuesday 23 April 2024

Stop Discrimination Against Biafran Tenants - IPOB Warns Landlords

Stop Discrimination Against Biafran Tenants - IPOB Warns Landlords 

April 23, 2024 | The Biafra Times 

IPOB Press Release 

The global family and movement of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the indefatigable leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwuchukwu KANU call on all Biafran landlords to stop any form of discrimination against other Biafrans in Biafra Land. No Igbo person should be discriminated against and mistreated based on his state of origin or on the basis of past experiences with people from the particular state.

The attention of IPOB leadership has been drawn to the actions of some landlords in Igbo land who refused to rent their houses to some people from particular State, especially Ebonyi people. Some of these landlords, particularly in Anambra and Enugu States, some landlords' actions were based on the ugly experiences they had in the past with tenants from the states in question. Even if it is true that some individuals and criminal elements murdered their landlords in cold blood while others deliberately damaged the house rented to them, that should not be the basis for discrimination against any entire state. So, we condemn the attitude of generalization of these bad behaviors to everyone from those states and regret punishing innocent people for the sins of others. The fact that there are innocent and good people in every community and state means there are also criminals and bad people in each community and state.

The landlords in Biafra Land must stop any form of stereotyping and discrimination against other Biafrans from other states. Nobody should be allowed or denied housing based on his community's or state's reputation. From Coastal Biafrans to Hinterland Biafrans, no state or individual is more Biafran than others. People must be treated as individuals and not discriminated against based on their State of Origin or actions of others from their state. IPOB advises landlords to conduct thorough investigation on their potential tenants before renting a house to them. Even after renting houses, the landlords have the right to carry out investigative inspections on his or her property and the tenant's use of it. If the tenant is found wanting, the landlord can refuse to rent the house or terminate the lease agreement based on his or her findings. The refusal to rent to a tenant or the decision to terminate a rent agreement should never be based on what state the tenant is from. 
Ndigbo is known for justice. In our towns and villages, individual criminals are singled out and treated without discrimination against their families unless the family collectively supports and benefits from the crime. Even the Nigeria constitution does not allow you to use crime from one person to harm another. No Igbo man is more important than the other. Ndigbo see themselves as one tribe and we must remain one tribe till enternity. We call ourselves brothers and sisters ( Nwanne) wherever we meet each other. The enemies have worked so hard to create disunity, division, and prejudices among Ndigbo after the Biafra genocidal war. They have used movie makers, actors, politicians, skit makers, and content-creators, and now they also want to use Igbo Landlords. These mischief makers should go somewhere else and leave Ndigbo alone. God Almighty Chukwu Okike Abiama made us whom we are. We must not allow our enemies to divide, conquer, and rule us through prejudices and discrimination. Ndigbo must remember our Igbo slogan, "Igwe bu ike," whether you are from Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu, Delta, River, Ebonyi, Cross River, and so on, we are ONE! Henceforth, every form of discrimination in house renting must stop. 

When Biafra is restored, discrimination, tribalism, and nepotism will be punishable offenses. Therefore, our people must begin to reprogram their minds and avoid any form of discrimination among each other. IPOB can not gather Ndigbo together while some people are scattering us apart. IPOB will not take it kindly with any landlord seen discriminating against any Biafran based on his state of origin. All Biafra Landlords must be guided and act lovingly towards all of us. Ndewo nu!


Tuesday 16 April 2024

BIAFRA: Clarifying The Deliberate Misinformation Geared By Fifth Columnists Against IPOB Movement And Her Activities

 BIAFRA: Clarifying The Deliberate Misinformation Geared By Fifth Columnists Against IPOB Movement And Her Activities


There have been considerable numbers of misinforming narratives that are aimed at breeding confusion around the self-determination movement of the Indigenous People Of Biafra(IPOB), her activities and modus operandi. These narratives that are being engineered by fifth Columnists have continued, regardless of the fact that IPOB movement have consistently ensured that her actions, activities are lawful and not misquoted or misunderstood by the global community, spectators and observers. 

These misinformation which snowballed into blackmails used by the Nigeria government, its security agencies, as well as some conventional media houses, commentators and online media platforms – advertently or inadvertently – to wrongfully accuse the Pro-Biafra Independence movement, IPOB.

First, the past three years of the abduction and extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB Leader by the Nigeria government, Infiltrators made strenuous attempts to Infiltrate, overthrow and impersonate the IPOB Leader/leadership and undermine the organizational structure piloting the affairs of the global movement.

IPOB strongly believes and insists that their actions were perpetrated at the behest of the Nigeria government whom through the employment and deployment of these Trojan horses or agent provocateurs, aims at criminalizing the lawful freedom-fighting movement and to truncate the legitimacy of their demands on right to Self-determination for the people of Biafra via a peaceful United Nations supervised referendum.

From the onset, IPOB through countless press statements, addresses on the Radio Biafra platform by IPOB senior and high-ranking officials stated unequivocally that Mr. Simon Ekpa was never, and is not a registered member of the IPOB movement hence distancing itself from him, and his "Autopilot" groups, their activities and even expelled sympathizers, collaborators whom were registered IPOB members.

On this premises, it is therefore imperative to clarify these distinctions to dispel misconceptions and provide a clearer understanding of these entities.


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), founded by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2012 is a Freedom mass movement, advocating for the self-determination of the people of Eastern Nigeria(Biafrans). 

IPOB is registered in over 120 countries of the world, and their peaceful conducts and activities since inception has never been viewed as a threat to any of these host countries. Their core values and principle are rooted in peace, justice, and equality. 

IPOB's ideology is encapsulated in her four cardinal points, which include:

- being without fear before enemies.

- speaking the truth even in the face of death.

 -helping the poor and the defenseless.

-and exhibiting of good behavior that the creator may love thee. 

These points have guided members, adherents and sympathizers to indulge in voluntary sacrifices, patriotism under the inspiration of being "whiter than white, and whiter than snow." — phrase frequently used by the IPOB Leader in most of his public addresses before his unfortunate enforced absence.

On the other hand, the 'Autopilots' as mentioned above became operational in 2021, and is led by Simon Ekpa who reside in Finland, and their agenda, principles differ significantly from those of IPOB. The autopilot movement publicly have declared arms struggle and have claimed responsibility of most violent activities which their Finland leader posts on his X wall. 

Unlike IPOB, the Autopilots do not have a centralized leadership structure, making it difficult to ascertain their true agenda and motives.  

After the attempts to overthrow the IPOB Leader, hijack the leadership and movement which failed woefully, they now claims to have formed a Government-in-Exile. Although, every now and then, the Nigeria government, military, media tries to allocate/link/associate the criminal tendencies and activities of this Autopilot group against the people in East, to IPOB most times, without investigations. This buttresses the fact about the plausibility of IPOB's claim of a state-sponsored Trojan horse operation at play.


IPOB operates under a centralized leadership, with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu serving as its sole indispensable Supreme leader. The group have a clear chain of command, - a quasi-military central administrative command structure known as the Directorate Of States (DOS), which is responsible for guidance and direction of its day-to-day activities.

IPOB's approach to achieving self-determination for the Biafran people as stated by the movement, is through peaceful means. 

Despite facing notable challenges and state persecution, IPOB have remained steadfast in her commitment to non-violence approach, as reflected in her peaceful protests and advocacy efforts through pragmatic diplomacy and engagements. IPOB's goal is to peacefully negotiate the independence of Biafra within the framework of international laws.

Diplomatic engagements and currying relationships with global state-actors is an indispensable and essential factor for the IPOB movement and for the success of the Biafra struggle she presently champions. IPOB holds and wields this tool with great esteem and precaution.

Eastern Security Network

The Eastern Security Network which is under the sole proprietorship of the IPOB movement, was created in 2020 to combat marauding Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen. The ESN have not strayed beyond the borders of Biafraland even when urgencies of such may have arised, ESN have stayed in Biafran bushes and forests to safeguard the farmlands and ensure that agricultural activities are not disrupted by the invading terrorists.

Of course, ESN existence creates a certain level of deterrence, but the IPOB movement understands the implications of every action she takes, its benefits and consequence in the long-term and short runs. And as such, maintains that the ESN will remain in the bushes and dedicated to their primary objective of combating the Fulani terrorists while the IPOB movement continues in her peaceful means of agitation to achieve their goal of Self-determination via a UN supervised referendum.


Unless IPOB movement declares in future, to no longer view civil disobedience as a viable tool in achieving her objectives, the possibility of involving in military actions against any state-actor is zero, unless on the basis of self-defense or recipient of aggression during a military confrontation.

And, as a well-structured freedom-fighting movement which seeks recognition and acquaintance with reputable countries of the world, should the IPOB movement resolve to that, they global community will surely be informed of such development.

It is on these notes that we wish to beseech the public to willfully acknowledge the above clarification, and respect accordingly; to disregard and actively challenge actions or publications that goes contrary. 

Family Writers Press International.

Monday 15 April 2024

The IPOB Leader, And The Government's Haunting Sin Of Extraordinary Rendition

The IPOB Leader, And The Government's Haunting Sin Of Extraordinary Rendition

On June 29, 2021, the immediate former Nigerian Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami confirmed that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was abducted by security agents in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria. This act, known as extraordinary rendition, is a blatant violation of international law and Nigeria's obligations under various international treaties and conventions.

Firstly, Nigeria violated the principle of non-refoulement, which prohibits the extradition or forcible return of individuals to a country where they face the risk of persecution, torture, or other serious human rights violations. By extraditing Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria where he faces politically motivated charges and a real risk of torture and unfair trial, Nigeria has breached its obligations under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.

Secondly, Nigeria's action violates the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), which guarantees the right to a fair trial and prohibits arbitrary arrest and detention. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been held in detention without trial since his abduction, denying him the right to challenge the legality of his detention and prepare his defense, as required by international law.

Furthermore, Nigeria's action constitute a violation of the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights, which guarantees the right to liberty and security of person, the right to a fair trial, and the prohibition of arbitrary arrest and detention.

Horribly, the international community have remained largely silent, failing to hold Nigeria accountable for its actions, despite these clear violations of international laws. This silence sends a dangerous message that countries can flout international law with impunity, undermining the very foundations of the international legal order.

It is imperative that the international community takes action to hold Nigeria accountable for its actions. This could include imposing targeted sanctions on Nigerian officials responsible for the abduction and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as well as urging Nigeria to release him immediately and unconditionally.

Nigeria's extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a serious violation of international law that requires a robust international response. The world must not turn a blind eye to such flagrant abuse of human rights and must act decisively to uphold the rule of law and protect fundamental human rights.

This culture of collective conspiracy and selective justice only helps to justify critics and call out the double standard of those pretending to be defenders of human rights.

Except Nigeria is heavily punished and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu released unconditionally, international treaties and conventions amounts to nothing.

Family Writers Press International

Wednesday 10 April 2024

Canada Grants Lawyer, Children Asylum, After Credible Evidence of Belonging to IPOB

Canada Grants Lawyer, Children Asylum, After Credible Evidence of Belonging to IPOB

A lawyer of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Promise Nosiri, has been temporarily relieved of immigration concerns after the Canadian federal court in Toronto, Ontario, agreed to review an earlier decision denying her asylum application.

Documents seen by News Men showed that Madam Justice Go on April 3 set aside an earlier decision rejecting the asylum request of Mrs Nosiri, who claimed Nigeria’s secret police, State Security Service, persecuted her family due to her alleged ties with the Indigenous People of Biafra a seld determination movement.

According to Mrs Nosiri, a colleague —with whom she shared an office — in her law firm, was an active IPOB member who sometimes held “IPOB meetings in his office under the guise of community events.”

She explained that she was under intense scrutiny by the SSS agents who went after her husband and detained him for days when they were unable to track her location and arrest her.

The lawyer told the Refugee Appeal Division (RAD), the Canadian department responsible for granting or denying asylum status to immigrants, that her husband was picked up presumably for interrogation about her whereabouts and detained in their facility until he bribed the SSS officials to negotiate his release.

But the RAD had found Ms Nosiri’s claim of alleged persecution and land dispute “unreasonable,” asserting that it could not be fathomed why the asylum applicant never approached a  Nigerian court to lodge her complaints, given her professional background in law.

But Mrs Nosiri was able to tender new evidence showing the text messages of her husband, “stating that he was arrested by the DSS supposedly for interrogation but was instead detained for being a spouse of a wanted suspect.”

“The spouse was released only after he bribed a DSS officer, who is a friend, and was advised to disappear as he would be re-arrested,” court documents showed.

Ms Nosiri also submitted group photos that she supposedly took with her colleague—the IPOB family members — which security operatives may use in implicating her and linking her to the Self determination movement.

Ms Go of the federal court in Toronto said that the new evidence — found to be credible and relevant — provided a unique angle to Mrs Nosiri’s asylum application and thereby ordered a review of the matter by a different panel.

“The application for judicial review is granted,” Ms Go said on April 3. “The decision under review is set aside and the matter referred back for redetermination by a different decision‐maker.”

Ms Nosiri and her two children will continue to reside in Canada until the matter is re-assessed and determined.

Anna Davtyan of Dov Maierovitz EME Professional Corp represented Mrs Nosiri while Brad Gotkin stood in for the respondent, Attorney General of Canada.

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