IPOB drags US Secretaries to court over allege supply of fighter aircraft to aid genocide in S’East

Obinwannem News IPOB drags US Secretaries to court over allege supply of fighter aircraft to aid genocide in S'East

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has made a lawsuit against the United States Secretary of State, Tony Blinken, over the sale of fighter aircraft to assist Nigerian Government commits more genocide in South East.

This was disclosed in a document sighted by Sahara Reporters, the case was instituted at the United States District Court, for the district of Columbia on July 21.

IPOB, through its undersigned attorney, Bruce Fein complained of the violation of Leahy ammendment 22 USC 2378d and 10 USC 2249R and the administrative procedure Act 5 U. S. C. 706 (A) and (C) seeking declarative injunctions relief against defendants.

However, Leahy law refers to two statutory provisions prohibiting the US government from using funds to assistance to units of foreign security forces, where there is credible information implicating that unit in the commissions of gross violations of human rights.

The group noted that if A- 29 Super Tucano military aircrafts are delivered to Nigeria by the United States, Nigeria government would cause more deaths, bodily injury, destruction of properties which will assists more genocides of Biafra.

Additionally, IPOB identified itself has registered community interest company that advocates through peaceful means, an independent Biafran nation separate from Nigeria, in the fact of lingering persecution of its citizens by the Nigerian Government.

The group alleged gross human rights violations by President Mohammed Buhari led administration, citing instance of airstrikes in cities across the South East, adding that the officers under the watch of Deputy Commission of Police, Abba Kyari, was indiscriminately arrested and abducted young Igbo men and women at various locations, and up till date their whereabouts is unknown.

Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture had earlier said, that six Super Tucano fighter aircraft purchased from the United States would be launched on Tuesday August 3.

Meanwhile, IPOB has called for the suspension of the provision of another set of A 29 Super Tucano millitary aircraft to the Nigerian Government, and also enjoined the United States, to recall previous ones supplied to the country.

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / August 3, 2021

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