what seem to be a an unexpected trail of events, some lawyers and human
rights activists have stormed the U.S Embassy in protest of the
government’s remarks on Nigeria’s proscription of the Indigenous People
of Biafra (IPOB).
protesters under the aegis of League of African Democratic Lawyers
(LADL) said the US is working towards destabilizing Nigeria’s democracy
by openly supporting secessionists agitations led by IPOB leader, Nnamdi
The Lawyers led by LADL country representatives, John Oboh, in a letter
delivered to the US ambassador to Nigeria urged the US government to urgently withdraw its endorsement of IPOB.
Oboh also called on the US government to respect decisions taken by the Nigerian government in accordance with its laws.
said the lawyers and human rights activists will be forced to carry out
civil disobedience in tandem with democratic practices if the support
for IPOB by the US is not withdrawn within 72 hours.
that the recognition of IPOB will simultaneously reignite all these
separatist movements while encouraging even the politically oriented
ones among them to turn violent, the various international organizations
are not equipped to deal with continent-wide pockets of violent
insurrections that will result.
remaining stable countries of the world must then be prepared to host
the portion of Africa’s 1.2 billion people that will pour over their
borders,” Oboh said.
Oboh added that Kanu and other leaders of the commanders have repeatedly insisted on “referendum or violent breakup of Nigeria.”