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MASSOB accuses government of plot to deport Biafra activists

29 June 2016, 07:30

Lagos - The Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra(MASSOB) has alleged that the Nigerian government is secretly collaborating with their Norwegian counterparts to clamp down on Biafran activist, Lotakuchwu Okolie in Oslo, Naij reports.

Also read: IPOB thrown into confusion over Kanu's status

The pro-Biafra group released a statement saying that Okolie was being deported against his will due to his hard-line posture for Biafra secession.

"The systematic annihilation plot by the government of Norway in diplomatic partnership with Nigeria against the Biafrans as in the case of Okolie whom they are planning to deport to Nigeria is turning out to put Norway in direct violation of every known international convention and law, especially with regards to human rights," factional leader of the group, Uchenna Madu, said in a statement.

News24 Nigeria reported that the Indigenous People of Biafra stated that they are close to realising their goal which is to be recognised as an independent state.

IPOB have previously slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for his utterances against them saying that if they were not recognised, they would not recognise Nigeria.

Supporters of the independence of Biafra have used Brexit and the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union to advance their own cause for secession.

For more on this story, visit Naij.

- News24 Nigeria


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