IPOB Members In Aba Jubilate As FG Releases Its Detained Members
There was relief and renewed hope for members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Thursday, as the Federal Government, through the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, released all their members arrested during their prayer rally in February.
In a press statement confirming the release by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, the group commended the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF Abubakar Malami and all those who had the “common sense” to understand that all those arrested in Aba must be released, Vanguard writes.
He reiterated that the release of their members was a good omen since IPOB is only interested in the restoration of Biafra and not to take over the rulership of Nigeria from the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari-led government.
“We also urge the AGF and his team who understand the meaning of non-violent approach towards the liberation of those in bondage in this country to extend such a gesture to other members who were detained in different prisons and security cells in the country, including their leader, Nnamdi Kanu by releasing them without any conditional attachment.” The statement read in part.
“IPOB is a liberation movement dedicated to the self determination of the indigenous people of Biafra in line with universally acclaimed processes and procedure. Having launched Biafrexit, IPOB is fully committed to pursuing a referendum to determine once and for all, the time the issue of the sovereignty of Biafra would come.
After drawing parallels with the situation in the UK pertaining to the Scottish referendum and more recently, Brexit, he asserted that the issue of Biafra’s self-determinaiton cannot be swept under the carpet.
“The issue of Biafra self determination cannot be swept under the carpet because Biafra is in black Africa where acceptable civilized standards are lacking. What is good for Scotland and Britain at large is also good for Biafra.
He called on the AGF to continue on this path and release all Biafra detainees including their leader Kanu, whose message continues to gain grounds as various ethnic nationalities are now crying out for freedom.
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