The Indigenous People of Biafra, through its leader, Nnamdi Kanu has finally submitted petitions on alleged human rights abuses by Buhari’s government to the United Nation, UN.
Agnes Callamard, Special Rapporteur at the UN has received the report about abuses being carried out on the Biafrans, according to Kanu.
Sunrise News learnt that the IPOB leader signed and submitted the petitions on Wednesday, well as IPOB’s U.S. National Coordinator Dr. Clement Okoro, and 22 state coordinators in the U.S.
He later shared the documents on Facebook, giving “instances of mass murders and other horrific acts of violence”.
“Most notable amongst these atrocities is the killing by Nigerian military forces 150 Biafrans in May 2016. These innocent civilians were celebrating Biafran Remembrance Day and commemorating the approximately two million Biafrans that lost their lives during the Nigerian Civil War in 1960’s’”
“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 have increased dramatically both in scale and heinousness,” it added.
“These crimes, committed by state and non-state actors alike, are at best ignored by the Buhari regime and at worst sanctioned by the administration.
“Instances of mass murders and other horrific acts of violence are rarely investigated, and perpetrators are not prosecuted.
“Even where violence has been demonstrated to have been led by state security actors, no mechanism exists to hold those responsible accountable,” the statement stated.