Today, the Biafran people submitted materials chronicling human rights abuses perpetrated against Biafrans in Nigeria to Agnes Callamard Special Rapporteur at the United Nation The full report can be viewed here:
Our goal is to ensure that the human rights violations occurring across Nigeria will be acknowledged and confronted, perpetrators will be prosecuted, and religious minorities across Nigeria will be protected by the international community.
The materials submitted today to Agnes Callamard United Nation 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 United Nation 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 has increased dramatically both in scale and heinousness
he materials call to Agnes Callamard & United Nation’s attention to the massacre of Christians by Fulani extremists – a group that the 2019 Global Terrorism Index estimates is deadlier than BokoHaram. This was highlighted in a recent op-ed by Bernard-Henri Lévy, BHL in The Wall Street Journal, WSJ.
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Vladimir Chimaobi reporting, Obinwannem News