IPOB Writes To American President – Urges Biden To Protect Christians And Jews In Nigeria

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has written a letter to the President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, asking him to deny Nigeria sales of arms. Nigeria had earlier asked for assistance from the US president in tackling insecurity in the country. Sunday Sun learnt that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, had written to US President Joe Biden urging him to consider that Christians are being killed in Nigeria allegedly with arms sold to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram.

The letter reads in parts; “President Buhari has made Nigeria the most dangerous country in the world for Christians, Jews and Nigeria’s indigenous people, particularly those of the former Republic of Biafra.

“Hundreds of thousands are routinely plundered, tortured or killed with impunity by Nigerian security forces controlled and populated by Buhari’s Fulani Islamic tribesmen, often in collaboration with Fulani herdsmen, an Islamist terrorist group that has been internationally branded the 4th deadliest terrorist group in the world.

“The US Commission on International Religious Freedom has recommended listing Nigeria as a country of concern because of its religious oppressions. United States sales or transfers of weapons to Nigeria to fight Boko Haram are diverted to killing and terrorizing Christians and Jews. The Nigerian Army, which leadership is Fulani and Islamist is complicit in these illicit transfers.

“President Buhari is promoting radical Islam in secular Nigeria. He has endorsed Sharia law in 12 northern Nigerian states. He has treated Boko Haram with kid gloves, releasing from detention hundreds arrested by the previous administration.

“He recruited them into the Nigerian Army and offered generous foreign scholarship to hundreds of them. He has appointed radical Muslims to head every security agency in Nigeria, including Sheik Isa Pantami whose profuse support for Al Qaeda and Taliban was widely published recently.

“Yet, President Buhari has refused to sack him from his sensitive position as Minister of Communication overseeing the biometric data of Nigerians. By defending Sheik Pantami, Buhari is seemingly aligning with Pantami’s terrorist sympathies, Nnamdi Kanu stated with grievances.

We state categorically that the national interests of the United States lie in protecting Christians and Jews in Nigeria, defeating radical Islam and preventing instability in West Africa which will altogether be enhanced by a US-led diplomatic pressure on the Nigerian government to as a matter of urgency agree to a UN supervised referendum on Biafran Independence,” Nnamdi Kanu stated with grievances.

Meanwhile, IPOB while listing their grievances against President Muhammadu Buhari, urged the US President to deny the sales of weapons to Nigeria. He also urges the US President Joe Biden to protect Christians and Jews in Nigeria.

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