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Indigenous People of Biafra South Africa (IPOB) stage protest at U.S Embassy

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IPOB Members demonstratin in fron of the American EmbassyThe South African chapter of Indigenous People of Biafra South Africa (IPOB) , the organisation at the forefront in the quest to restore back to full sovereignty,

the defunct Republic of Biafra (which encompasses the areas in South East and South South regions of Nigeria) yesterday, staged a protest at the Embassy of the United States of America at Pretoria.

The organisation according to its Press Release, wanted to bring to the attention of the civilized world, the unprovoked attacks by Nigerian Military at the Umuahia home of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on the 11th of September 2017 which left numerous of its unarmed members dead and many missing.Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at an IPOB rally in South East Nigeria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu at an IPOB pro-Biafra Independence rally in South East Nigeria

 

Following the attacks, the Nigerian Military declared IPOB a terrorist organisation which has left many political analysts aghast. Many international organisations have since condemned the attacks on the unarmed agitators as a display of intolerance of the democratic rights of marginalized peoples all over the world to protest peacefully.

Both the American and British Governments through their foreign missions in Nigeria have openly disagreed with the Nigerian Government's proscription and subsequent designation of the organisation as a ‘terrorist organisation’ but rather called for peaceful means to address the reasons for the organization’s agitations.

As of date, the usually vocal leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra South Africa (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has not been seen or heard from following the deadly invasion of his home by the Nigerian military on last month, prompting the UK Government to officially demand to know his whereabouts from the Nigerian Government.

Nigerian Government has very poor human rights records and has been accused in the past by the international Human Rights Watchdog Amnesty international of Executing over 150 pro-Biafra activists extra judicially.extra judicially.

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