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Biafra agitators move against Buhari

19 January 2016, 21:32

Abuja - The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is set to drag President Muhammadu Buhari and various senior officials of Nigeria to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague over alleged inhumane acts and persecution committed against IPOB members and the Igbo people of South-Eastern Nigeria, reports Premium Times.

The suit against Buhari and other senior officials would be filled by Göran Sluiter of Prakken d’Oliveira Human Rights Lawyers, a law firm based in Amsterdam.

The complaint would be filed on January 29.

Also read: Nigeria will know no peace if anything happens to Kanu - IPOB

Explaining the reasons for the action against Buhari and the senior officials, the firm accused the State Security Service of using politically-motivated terrorism charges as an excuse to detain Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB’s leader and the director of Radio Biafra against his will.

The firm also accused the federal government of embarking on an anti-Igbo campaign targeted at Kanu and others who are in support of the Biafran self-determination

It said the injustices currently unfolding in South-Eastern Nigeria will soon be addressed by the ICC.

Read more at  Premium Times.

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