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Kanu may lead IPOB to UNGA in New York


Group says Biafra case now before specialised UN agencies
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, may lead other members of the group to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, United States of America, today.

The publicity secretary of IPOB, Emma Powerful, stated yesterday in Awka, Anambra State, that though IPOB had sent direct and indirect delegates to the conference, chances were that Kanu might still attend the meeting himself.

Part of the statement read, “Regarding the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New York, we have both direct and indirect representations for the forthcoming events in the U.S. Our people are on the ground.

“If the right conditions we are waiting for are put in place, our leader will personally lead our people; otherwise it would be on a later date, which would be duly announced.”


The group recalled that Kanu, during his last outing with the UN in Geneva, had in a meeting with UN diplomats given some conditions to attend the meeting physically.

Powerful added that IPOB’s case on Biafra was receiving attention of specialised UN agencies.

“Our case is now before the various specialised UN agencies or working groups with specialty in various monumental human rights abuses systematically perpetrated against Biafrans and other vulnerable individuals and groups in Nigeria.

“Our trip to the U.S. is something the leadership of our movement is looking forward to with relish. Our approach will be better termed a form of diplomatic strangulation of Nigeria.

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