The Federal government through the Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami has ordered the release of some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) that were arrested during a protest in Aba, Abia State.
According to PUNCH, IPOB made this known in a statement on Thursday by its Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, adding that the federal government should extend such gesture to Biafra agitators being detained in other parts of the country.
“The issue of Biafra self determination cannot be swept under the carpet because Biafra is in black Africa where acceptable civilised standards are lacking. What is good for Scotland and Britain at large is also good for Biafra.
We, therefore, urge the Attorney General of the Federation to continue on this path of honour by releasing all Biafra detainees including the leader of IPOB Worldwide, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, whose continued illegal detention is the primary reason why Nigeria is falling apart today.
Buhari’s government underestimated the strength of IPOB and the appeal of Nnamdi Kanu’s message which continues to gain ground on a daily basis around the whole world.
The same way the British government of David Cameron allowed the Scottish nation to freely choose if they want to be part of the UK or not and most recently Brexit that culminated in the removal of Britain from the EU. We, IPOB, will continue to demand the civilised world to prevail upon Buhari to allow Biafrans to freely choose where they wish to belong,”the statement read.