Mazi Nnamdi Kanu – Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has submitted powerful reports chronicling Human rights abuses perpetrated against Biafrans in Nigeria to Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur on Extra-Judicial Executions at the United Nations, (UN).
Kanu, who noted that IPOB goal in submitting the reports is to ensure that the human rights violations occurring across Nigeria will be acknowledged and confronted, vowed that perpetrators will be prosecuted, and religious minorities across Nigeria will be protected by the international community.
Today, the Biafran people submitted materials chronicling #humanrights abuses perpetrated against #Biafrans in #Nigeria to @AgnesCallamard, Special Rapporteur at the @UN. The full report can be viewed here: https://t.co/nL0FAQWA7g
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) March 25, 2020
He said; “The materials submitted today to Agnes Callamard UN were signed by me, as the leader of IPOB, as well as IPOB U.S. National Coordinator Dr. Clement Okoro, and 22 state coordinators from across the U.S.
“The submission to the UN documents 12 incidents in which #Biafrans were subject to severe human rights abuses, ranging from indiscriminate arrests to mass executions, carried out by #Nigerian military, police & security forces.
“Most notable amongst these atrocities is the killing by #Nigerian military forces 150 #Biafrans in May ’16. These innocent civilians were celebrating Biafran Remembrance Day & commemorating the approximately 2M Biafrans that lost their lives during the Nigerian Civil War.
“The number of human rights abuses being committed against minorities and those with dissenting views in #Nigeria, including members of the #IPOB, over the past five years have increased dramatically both in scale and heinousness.
Meanwhile, Mazi Kanu who took to his twitter page to share the information noted that the materials is a wake up call to Agnes Callamard & UN’s to pay attention to the massacre of Christians by Fulani extremists – a group that the 2019 Global Terrorism Index estimates is deadlier than Boko Haram.
The materials he submitted can be found HERE
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