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JUST IN: I’ll Not Release Nnamdi Kanu, He Should Defend Himself In Court  —Buhari |RN

Buhari stated this in an interview aired on Channels Television on Wednesday night which was monitored by SaharaReporters.

President Muhammadu Buhari has said the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, should defend himself in court for peddling false information about his regime while he (Kanu) was overseas.
Buhari stated this in an interview aired on Channels Television on Wednesday night which was monitored by SaharaReporters.

There have been pressures on Buhari to release Kanu including a recent visit by some Igbo elders led by Minister of Aviation in the First Republic, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi.


During the visit on November 19, 2021, Buhari had told them he would not want to interfere in the running of the judiciary but said he would consider their demand though “a heavy one.”


But speaking on Wednesday night during the television interview, the President said, “There is one institution that I wouldn’t interfere with, that is judiciary, Kanu’s case is with the judiciary but what I wonder is when Kanu was safely in Europe, abusing this administration and mentioning too many things, I thought he wants to come and defend himself on the accusations.


“So, we are giving him an opportunity to defend himself in our system, not to be abusing us from Europe as if he was not a Nigerian. Let him come here with us and then criticise us here. Nigerians know that I don’t interfere with the judiciary, let him be listened to. But those who are saying that he should be released, no, we cannot release him.”


When asked about the possibility for political solution, Buhari said, “There is a possibility of political solution. If people behave themselves, all well and good but you can’t go to a foreign country and keep on sending incorrect economic and security problems against our country and thinking that you would not account for what you have been doing. Let him account for what he has been doing.”


Kanu, 54 from Abia State was first arrested in 2017 for demanding the secession of the South-East zone from Nigeria.
After about three years abroad, Malami at a press briefing in Abuja on June 29, 2021, announced that the IPOB leader was re-arrested in a foreign country and extradited to Nigeria though Kanu’s lawyers said he was re-arrested in Kenya and whisked to Nigeria.
Upon his re-arrest in June 2021, Kanu was re-arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako for terrorism-related charges brought against him by the AGF office.
Kanu has since been remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services in Abuja while his trial is to continue on January 18, 2022.

Source: Sahara Reporters

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Igbo Clerics, Monarchs Ask Buhari Government To Release Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB Members For Peace To Return To South-East |RN

IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

He is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him at the court in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.

Traditional and religious leaders in the South-East have called for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The leaders, under the auspices of the South East Council of Traditional Rulers and the Representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops, said the release of the IPOB leader would de-escalate the rising tension in the zone.

The Muhammadu Buhari-led government had in June announced Kanu’s arrest and extradition from Kenya to continue to face trial in Nigeria.

He is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him at the court in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.

In a joint statement signed by the chairmen of the traditional rulers’ council in all the South Eastern States and Christian leaders, they urged the Nigerian government to take immediate steps to de-proscribe IPOB and release all its members being held in various detention facilities.

They also called on IPOB to cancel all scheduled sit-at-home orders and shun any action that would disrupt the November 6 Governorship Election in Anambra State.

“Flowing from similar initiatives taken to bring peace to other troubled parts of the country, we urge the Federal Government and other stakeholders to explore dialogue and negotiation in resolving critical issues that threaten national unity, cohesion, and development.

“We are of the firm belief that this act of courage and statesmanship is not only imperative but will speedily de-escalate the heightened state of insecurity and dislocation in the South East Zone.

“We call on the Federal Government to take urgent steps to demilitarize the South East Zone, more so as it has become apparent that a continued military siege on the region can only lead to heightened tension, skirmishes and endless bloodletting between the security agencies and our youths,” the statement said.

They also urged the youth to de-escalate the tension and remain law-abiding to enable their leaders to engage the federal government in finding a lasting solution to the crises.

The statement was signed by Igwe Charles Mkpuma (Ebonyi); Eze Joseph N. Nwabeke (Abia); Obi Nnaemeka Achebe (Anambra); Igwe Amb L. O. C. Agubuzu (Enugu) and Eze Dr. E. C. Okeke (Imo).

Others are Dr Anthony J. V. Obinna (Catholic Archbishop of Owerri); Dr Emmanuel O. Chukwuma, (Anglican Archbishop of Enugu); Dr Chibuzo R. Opoko (Methodist Archbishop of Umuahia); Dr Valerian M. Okeke (Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha); Dr Uma A. Onwunta (Past Principal Clerk Presbyterian Church Nigeria); Bishop Obi Onubogu (Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria) and Dr Abraham Nwali (Chairman, CAN, South East Zone). (Sahara Reporters)

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Exclusive: IPOB Intelligence Unit Names, Releases Phone Numbers Of Those Behind Killings In South East |The Republican News

The intelligence unit of the Indigenous People of Biafra worried about unnecessary killings done and their name tagged to it simply to discredit their quest to restore Biafra, has releases names of those behind killings.

IU of IPOB has given details of those behind the killings, with their names, phone numbers. Below is their press statement with regards to this.

IPOB PRESS RELEASE
01/10/2021

WE HAVE UNCOVERED PART OF THOSE BEHIND THE SENSELESS KILLINGS IN BIAFRA LAND – IPOB

Worried by the increasing rate of senseless killings in Biafra land especially Anambra and Imo States, the intelligence unit of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has been intensifying efforts towards uncovering the masterminds of these heinous crimes. These efforts have paid off as the unit has been able to track some of the the people behind the atrocities.

Through intelligence, we discovered that the Supreme Court Administrator of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma and his fellow traitors with the collaboration of the evil Nigeria security agents established fake ESN group to eliminate perceived political opponents in the South East particularly in Imo State.

Our intelligence unit, the M. Branch, discovered that Hope Uzodinma is behind the killing of innocent citizens of Imo State. He and his co-traitors in their desperation to demonise IPOB and impress their Fulani slavemasters, set up a fake Eastern Security Network, ESN which they are using to terrorise the people to create the wrong impression that IPOB and ESN have gone violent.

To prove to them that we are well ahead of them, we make bold to publish the names and phone numbers of those he is using to recruit fake ESN operatives in Imo State. The affected agents know very well that we know them.

(1) HON Ekene Anaduele Aka Stainless, Former APGA Aspirant in Imo State.

(2) C.O.C Akaolisa Attorney General, (Idemili Akwu Ojor Eziinwanne NA Orsu) Phone number is 08033368473

(3) HON Emman Uguru, Deputy Chairman Orsu, (Edu Awo Idemili ), his house is close to the local government headquarters, he is using his younger brother Enerst to recruit fake ESN members causing and killing hope Uzodinma’s political opponents in Imo State .His phone number is 08063785163

(4) Chairman of all chairmen, Awo Idemili Town Union, Mazi Ikenna Ezubeozor. He is in charge of recruitments. His phone number is 08035749943

(5) Chairman and Youth Leader Amaokwe Chukwuka. (Phone number is 08057959531)

(6) Obinna Izonobi Edeukwu, Head of Community Police Orsu, now head of EBUBEAGU in Orsu LGA Imo State. Phone number is 08035223225

(6)Oguwara Uzor, President Ndu Ukwu, Phone number is 08026620212

(7) Nwadi Ikeh is the frontliner in his area. His phone number is 07048205211

(8) The Ejimas are the sons of Police officer in Awo Idemili. People living in the area know them too well. They live at Paul Agundu’s house at Awo. They are usually seen around Produce in Awo.

These traitors and others are those behind the senseless killings and political assassinations in Imo State. Their intension is to disrepute IPOB by linking us with their atrocities but they won’t escape judgement. Their evil will soon catch up with them.

These agents of death are the ones recruited by Hope Uzodinma to eliminate Imo citizens in their bid to disrepute ESN, a divine outfit established by our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to protect and secure our ancestral land against Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen.

Hope Uzodinma and co set up this recruitment team after the late Ikonso, a gallant ESN Special Commander rejected his offer and appeals to join them. They later killed Ikonso for turning down the satanic offer.

COMRADE EMMA POWERFUL MEDIA AND PUBLICITY FOR IPOBIPOB

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We’ll Deal Harshly With Anyone Enforcing Mondays Sit-at-home, IPOB Warns |The Republican News

Following the continued enforcement of  sit-at-home order in the South East, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has vowed to  deal decisively with anyone caught forcing anyone to observe the order even after they (IPOB) has called it off long ago.
The continued enforcement of the order has affected the economy of the South East region adversely as motor parks, markets, banks, shops and other organizations remain shut on Mondays over fear of attack, and those that attempted to come had their goods destroyed while some vehicles have been burnt to ashes.

IPOB had sequel to the detention of its leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services, DSS, ordered that a sit-at-home be observed across the region every Monday pending the release of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

But following pressure from stakeholders, the group rescinded its decision, stating that the order would now be observed only when Kanu is appearing in the court to continue his trial.

However, despite the suspension, some hoodlums disguised as IPOB members in the region have continued to enforce the sit-at-home order by attacking and killing violators.
On 13th September, students sitting for the ongoing 2021 West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination, WASSCE, were attacked in Imo State for violating the sit-at-home order to sit for their English Language examination. JOURNALIST101 reported that staff and students’ motorcycles were set ablaze by the hoodlums

Reacting, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful on Tuesday, said anyone caught enforcing the order henceforth, would be dealt with.
According to him, anyone moving contrary to the cancellation of the sit-at-home would face their wrath, saying that IPOB is not clan meeting

He said, “I am happy you said it yourself that we cancelled the Monday sit-at-home.
“We said it in the beginning, but we stopped it, we have told people to stop sitting at home on Mondays.
“Anyone doing anything to the contrary, forcing people to sit-at-home on Mondays, or doing anything to them because they are not sitting at home on Mondays, if IPOB get such people, no matter who the person is, we will cut off his ears, IPOB is not clan meeting, it is a revolutionary movement fighting for the Republic of Biafra”. (Journalist101)

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Biafra: IPOB Are Thieves Not Freedom Fighters —Buhari |The Republican News

Muhammadu Buhari

Mr Buhari noted that “IPOB are not struggling for freedom when they attack police stations and property, but rather committing acts of terrorism” to steal money.

President Muhammadu Buhari has slammed the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) for unleashing terror on the South-East and parts of the South-South, describing them as thieves and terrorists.

The president said this in a statement by his media aide Garba Shehu on Sunday.

Mr Buhari, however, maintained that to achieve success, communities must unite against these horrific attacks, saying retributive violence was not the answer.

He challenged religious, traditional, and community leaders on the need to preach peace and preventing violence.

”Attempts to simplify the reasons into a basic narrative may help raise donor-dollars for international NGOs, fill pages of overseas newspapers and burnish foreign politicians’ faith credentials,” argued Mr Buhari. “But this does not increase understanding, nor offer solutions. If anything, simplistic theorising and finger-pointing make the situation worse.”

He pointed out that “it is important both for Nigerians and the international community to appreciate that there are” a multitude of factors responsible for the worsening insecurity in Nigeria.

Mr Buhari further explained that “there are no religious connotations at all when the primary purpose of these acts is to extract money.”

The president insisted that the “herder-farmer” violent conflict was a matter of “water and land,” not religion.


“Then the herder-farmer clashes. While international voices and some Nigerian politicians who seek personal gains from division declare this a matter of religion, for those involved, it is almost entirely a matter of access to water and land,” he stated. “Herders have moved their cattle into contact with farmers for millennia. But increasingly, due to population pressure, escalating aridity of northern states, and climate change, they are forced to travel further south to find grazing lands.”

On the activities of IPOB, Mr Buhari noted that “further afield in the South-East, IPOB are not struggling for freedom when they attack police stations and property, but rather committing acts of terrorism” to steal money.

“IPOB is not defending Christians, as their highly paid foreign lobbyists claim,” Mr Buhari pointed out, “when almost every citizen of those states they terrorize is uniformly Christian.”

A few months ago, Mr Buhari’s regime repatriated IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya, and now facing various criminal charges in court. He is in detention. Mr Kanu and IPOB are seeking the secession of the South-East from Nigeria.

However, Mr Buhari has urged Nigerians to be united against “those who seek to divide us for their own nefarious financial and political gain.” (NAN)

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Buhari Doesn’t Need To Declare Fulani Bandits Terrorists, He Has Done Worse To Them Than IPOB — Garba Shehu|RN

Presidential spokesman  Garba Shehu

by Bobby Adams

Presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu, says what the Federal Government has done to AK-47-wielding bandits is worse than designating them as terrorists.

Shehu said this in an interview with BBC News Pidgin on Saturday morning.


He was responding to a question in an interview with BBC News Pidgin on Saturday morning on why the regime of his principal, president Muhammadu Buhari, has not outlawed blood-sucking bandits just as the current government proscribed the Indigenous People of Biafra and moved to do the same to Yoruba Nation secessionist group.

“What the Buhari administration has done to the arms-wielding bandits is worse than being declared as terrorists. There is a subsisting order by the President that any arms-wielding, AK-47 bandits should be shot on sight.

“Yes, IPOB has been proscribed by law of the land, there is no shoot-on-sight order,” Shehu said.

“The Nigerian Air Force is busy bombing locations, the military is there on the ground, exchanging fire for fire, taking them out in hundreds, that is certainly not treating people (bandits) lightly,” he added.

The presidential aide also said, “One thing people who say that ignore is the successes that are being recorded in many areas in the fight against insurgency in the country.”

Garba claimed there have been “enormous successes” recorded in dealing with bandits and terrorists. “For instance, Boko Haram are surrendering today in their thousands, this did not just happen,” he noted.

According to him, a lot of the bandits are being circled and taken out. “It is a matter of time, they will be substantially reduced and the Nigerian state will be safe all over again,” Shehu assured Nigerians.

In September 2017, the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN); and the then Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Dayo Apata; had approached the Federal High Court in Abuja to give judicial backing to the Executive Order of President Buhari, outlawing IPOB and its activities in every part of Nigeria.

The then Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu Kafarati, had granted the order proscribing IPOB.

Recently the Federal Government hint that it might proscribe the Yoruba Nation movement led by Prof Banji Akintoye and Sunday Adeyemo also known as Sunday Igboho.

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Nigeria Misled Kenya To Bring Nnamdi Kanu To Nigeria Instead Of UK —Lawyer |The Republican News

Muhammadu Buhari, Uhuru Kenyatta, Nnamdi Kanu

By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Aloy Ejimakor, lawyer of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has lamented that Nigeria misled Kenya to expel the separatist to the country.

In a statement on Sunday, he explained that pro-Biafra agitator is “technically still in Kenya.”

Ejimakor noted that since Kanu travelled to Kenya on a British passport, he should have been expelled to the same country and not Nigeria.

Ejimakor, in a statement he signed entitled: “Kanu is technically still in Kenya,” said it was dubious that Kenya attributed Kanu’s citizenship to Nigeria because it’s his place of birth.

The statement read in part, “Yes, that’s right: In the purest interpretations of foreign relations law, as applied to Britain and Kenya, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is technically speaking, still in Kenya. How? Dual national or not, Kanu departed Britain and travelled to Kenya as a British citizen and Kenya admitted him as such. That’s the starting point.

“So, after his admission to Kenya, it happens that Kanu must be expelled from Kenyan soil (with or without due process), the next natural and legal thing to do is for Kenya to expel him to Britain, not Nigeria. Choosing to expel him to Nigeria means that he could’ve also been expelled to any other country than Nigeria.

“Why? Because Kanu presented himself to Kenya as a British citizen, not a Nigerian citizen or even a dual citizen. In international law, it was clearly a three-way immigration contract between Kanu, Britain and Kenya. Nigeria was not a party to it; and Nigeria was never in reckoning at the Kenyan port of entry when Kanu presented himself for admission. Lawyers call it the privity of contract.

“Counting from the time of Kanu’s abduction to the infamous rendition, Kenya sighted no other travel document that could’ve, in addition to Britain, attributed another nationality to Kanu, including that of Nigeria. Or, was Kanu admitted to Kenya on a Nigerian birth certificate?

“So, it’s dubious that Kenya attributed Nigerian citizenship to Kanu because sponsors of the abduction and rendition presumably told Kenya that Kanu was born in Nigeria.”

Kanu, 53, was arrested in late 2015 after calling for a separate homeland for the Igbo people in South East Nigeria.

In 2017, he jumped bail, reappearing in Israel and Britain, after attempt was made on his life by the Nigerian army.

On June 29, Nigeria’s justice minister and attorney general, Abubakar Malami, announced Kanu had been “brought back to Nigeria in order to continue facing trial after disappearing.”

The government said last month that Kanu was “brought back” to Nigeria in order to face justice, but gave no details. His family and lawyers say he was taken in Kenya.

His charges include “terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal posession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others,” Malami said.

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We’ll Speak To You In Language You Understand, IPOB To Fulani Herdsmen Terrorising Enugu Community |RN

By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Thursday, threatened Fulani herders killing farmers in Enugu State.

IPOB vowed to teach them a lesson in the language they would understand.

About eight persons were recently killed in Mgbuji community in Eha-Amufu, Isi-Uzo Local Government Area of Enugu State.

The ambush carried out by herdsmen also left hectares of farmland destroyed, with a number of residents missing.

The community had linked the attack to threats by herdsmen who reportedly blamed IPOB’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, for their action.

Reacting, IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, described the renewed attack as barbaric.

In a statement he issued, Powerful said the attack has exposed the Nigerian security agencies as hypocrites who are compromised.


The statement titled: “Fulani killer herdsmen slaughtering farmers in Enugu will be taught a lesson in the language they understand,” reads: “The renewed barbaric and unprovoked attacks on different communities in Enugu State by Fulani terrorists masquerading as herdsmen, have once again exposed the hypocrisy of the compromised Nigeria military, police and other security agencies supervising the ongoing ethnic cleansing of Biafrans by the Fulani.

“The same double-faced and Fulani-controlled Nigerian security agencies hunting for the operatives of the Eastern Security Network ESN, are watching Fulani herdsmen as they continue their killing spree across Biafra land.

“Instead of halting these genocidal attacks against innocent Biafrans, the compromised and complicit Nigeria security agencies take pleasure in hunting and killing our volunteers defending our ancestral land. The massacre of innocent Biafrans at Ehamufu in Enugu State Wednesday morning unchallenged by the security agents is another confirmation of the criminal role of the Nigeria security agencies in the evil agenda of the Fulani in Nigeria.

“The barbaric attacks on the hapless people of Eha-amufu and Ogbuji communities in Isi-uzo local government has proven that Nigerian soldiers singular agenda in Biafraland is to be distracting the ESN and IPOB and thereby create the environment for Fulani Herdsmen to continue with their land grabbing tendency and atrocities against Biafran communities.

“We the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, therefore, want to remind the Fulani jihadists masquerading as herdsmen and their partners in crime that they won’t succeed in Biafra land as long as we exist. Our gallant men will again teach them in the only language they understand. We did it before and they attested to that, and we shall do it again.” (Journalist101)

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Nigerian Army, Police Killed 115, Unlawfully Arrested 500 Persons In South East In Four Months —Amnesty International |RN

Among those who became victims of ruthless attacks of the security operatives were the volunteers of the Eastern Security Network

No fewer than 115 people have been killed and 500 arrested in the South-East region of the country by Nigerian security agents in four months.

Also, both the military and police have jointly tortured innocent civilians and subjected them to cruel treatment in their numerous raids.

Among those who became victims of ruthless attacks of the security operatives were the volunteers of the Eastern Security Network (ESN), a militia arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).


These revelations were made by Amnesty International in a Press Release obtainable to SaharaReporters on Wednesday.

“Amnesty International documented at least 115 persons killed by security forces between January and June 2021. Many relatives of the victims told Amnesty International that they were not part of the militants that were attacking security agents.

“Many of the victims were deposited at government hospitals in Imo and Abia states. According to several hospital sources all the victims deposited by the police had bullet injuries.

“Nigerian security forces have committed a catalogue of human rights violations and crimes under international law in their response to spiralling violence in southeast Nigeria, carrying out a repressive campaign since January which has included sweeping mass arrests, excessive and unlawful force, and torture and other ill-treatment,” said Amnesty International in the statement.

Most of the alleged atrocities unleashed by the nation’s main security agents were carried out in Imo, Anambra and Abia states.

“The evidence gathered by Amnesty International paints a damning picture of ruthless excessive force by Nigerian security forces in Imo, Anambra and Abia states,” said Osai Ojigho, Country Director at Amnesty International.

According to the statement, the security agents haunted South-East residents who they believed were part of the ESN that have killed their men and attacked government infrastructural facilities.

The non-governmental human rights organisation also stated that media firms and eyewitnesses documented some of these inhumane activities of the army and police against armless civilians.

“Nigeria’s government has responded with a heavy hand to killings and violence widely attributed to the armed group calling itself Eastern Security Network (ESN), the armed wing of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), a pro-Biafra movement.

“According to government officials, the ESN killed dozens of security operatives and attacked at least ten public buildings, including prisons, police stations, and other public buildings from January to June. In response, security forces comprising military, police, and Department of State Services (DSS) have killed dozens of gunmen, as well as civilians where attacks have been committed. 

“Eyewitnesses told Amnesty International that the security forces have engaged in excessive use of force, physical abuse, secret detentions, extortion, burning of houses, theft, and extra-judicial executions of suspects.

“Human rights groups estimated that the death toll of violence between January and June 2021 in Anambra, Imo, Abia, and Ebonyi states might run into the hundreds. The police said ESN fighters killed 21 of its personnel in Imo state alone.

“Amnesty International carried out an extensive investigation to document the human rights violations and crimes under international law in Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi and Abia states from January 2021.

“The organisation documented 52 incidents of unlawful killings and 62 cases of arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment and torture. Media reports, video and audio recordings reviewed show that the Nigerian security forces also employed excessive force and other unlawful means to address the rising violence,” the statement continued.

While establishing some of the horrible occurrences, the Amnesty International buttressed its points with the incident of a German-based Uguchi Unachukwu killed by soldiers at Sam Mbakwe Airport in Owerri at the last day of May. It also spoke about another man, Matthew Opara shot dead by soldiers near Owerri on May 25.  

“Uguchi Unachukwu, a German-based businessman was killed by soldiers on 31 May at a checkpoint near Owerri airport on his way out of the country. The police are yet to investigate the crime.

“Mathew Opara, a 45-year-old businessman, was shot by soldiers on 25 May 2021 in Orji, near Owerri. Witnesses told Amnesty International that he was returning from work when he ran into a team of soldiers in an armoured vehicle and Hilux vans shooting at residents.

“He was shot in the chest and could not receive immediate medical help because of the violence. His family said the military acknowledged the killing but did not launch an investigation or offer any apology,” Amnesty International added.

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IPOB Sue US Secretary Of State, Defense Secretary, Over Sale Of Super Tucano Aircraft To Nigeria |RN

US. Secretary of State, Mr Antony Blinken

By William Ukpe

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, sued the U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin over the sale of A-29 Super Tucano Aircraft to Nigeria which they say would be used on their supporters.

This was revealed in a report by Bloomberg on Monday after Constitutional lawyer, Bruce Fein filed the case on behalf of IPOB and 10 unidentified persons in a federal court in Washington.

Orlu Warfare: The Real Story Behind The Carnage |The Republican News

IPOB is seeking a judge to order the Secretary of State and Defense Secretary to block the transfer of six A-29 Tucano aircraft to Nigeria.

According to the report, IPOB’s lawyer said the U.S, by allowing Nigeria to receive six Super Tucano planes on July 21 violated laws that are supposed to “shield citizens of foreign sovereigns from harm caused by United States weapons in the hands of security forces guilty of gross human rights violations.”

What you should know
Nairametrics reported last week that the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) announced that the first batch of the twelve A-29 Super Tucanos ordered by the FG has arrived, as six Tucanos arrived in Nigeria from the United States.

We’ll Hold Gov. Uzodinma Responsible For Lives Lost In Orlu —Ohanaeze Faction |The Republican News

The Super Tucano Aircraft, which has been described as devastatingly effective against covert insurgents was approved for sale to the Nigerian Government by the Trump-led US administration to support Nigeria’s military operations against terrorist organizations, Boko Haram and ISIS West Africa, and Nigeria’s efforts to counter illicit trafficking in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea.

This deal came after the Obama-led US government reportedly refused to help Nigeria with military equipment to fight insurgency in the country.

Insecurity: Six A-29 Super Tucanos arrive Nigeria
A-29 Super Tucano aircraft project on track to be delivered on schedule – Air Force
Nigeria to receive 6 Super Tucano aircraft from US in July 2021 to fight insurgency. (Nairametrics)

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