The chief of this proscribed Indigenous individuals of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has written United States President, Joe Biden to turn down the request of President Muhammadu Buhari seeking its arms and military help. Nnamdi Kanu in a statement titled”Re: petition for United States military assistance by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria”, maintained Buhari had made Nigeria the most dangerous nation, particularly those of the former Republic of Biafra. We salute your proficient and muscle discharge of presidential duties during your tenure in the White House.
“Mr President, since you consider Buhari’s request for military assistance to Nigeria, we respectfully urge you to also think about the following: “Buhari has arbitrarily branded and terrorized the Indigenous People of Biafra, a nonviolent group following the Freedom of the former Republic of Biafra.
“Mr. Buhari’s draconian steps were aimed toward retaliating against peaceful demonstrations favoring the restoration of Biafran liberty that was cruelly extinguished by a genocidal military campaign Buhari partly led between 1967 and 1970. “He’s concocted treason charges against IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu to crush Biafran self-determination, despite the fact that self-determination is lawful under Nigerian law.
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“We respectfully suggest that you believe, among other matters, denying weapons sales or transfers to Nigeria under the Leahy Amendment; list Nigeria complicit in persecuting Christian and Jews under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act.”We respectfully urge Mr President to innovate especially Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA), as amended, which prohibits the furnishing of help authorized from the FAA and the Arms Export Control Act to any foreign security force apparatus in which there is credible information that the unit has committed a gross breach of human rights.”In conclusion, we say that the national interests of the United States lie in protecting Christians and Jews in Nigeria, defeating radical Islam and preventing instability in West Africa that will altogether be improved by a US-led diplomatic pressure on the Nigerian authorities to — as a matter of urgency — consent to some UN-supervised referendum on Biafran Independence.
“We want you and your family many wonderful years in the White House.”
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