THEappearance of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium has been lauded as a major breakthrough in the struggle for the emancipated of Biafra.
A statement by the group’s director of media and publicity, Comrade Emma Powerful Wednesday stated that the meeting proved that the it also signifies that IPOB is respected and regarded as a credible voice and force in the comity of nations worldwide.
The organization noted that all efforts by the Federal Government of Nigerian to intimidate the organization has failed and that the seed of the self determination of Biafra has been planted in the hearts of the EU and it’s member countries.
Commending its members across Europe, “especially those that drove for two days from Norway and other countries to be part of this historic engagement,” the group noted that, “the turn out of our Biafran brothers and sisters in Brussel is a confirmation that all our people need right now is Biafra and nothing else.
“Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu made it clear that the struggle for Biafra has shifted to the international community. We are therefore demanding the European Union to hold Nigeria accountable for the human rights abuses against “our members” and most critically to support the fundamental rights of Biafra to seek self determination within the ambits of international law.
“We remain conscious of the fact that the Nigerian government will continue with their misinformation, but we assure that IPOB’s diplomatic team is up to the task.
“The bid to stop our leader from meeting with EU parliamentarians has failed and the more the Nigerian state fights IPOB, the more resolute we become, because God Almighty is on the side of the Biafran people.”
According to the statement, IPOB’s next diplomatic mission will be to go to the UN especially now that IPOB has a global recognition.
It commended the European Parliament for the historic briefing session with IPOB, and, hoped that the time had come for the Nigerian government to acknowledge the obvious fact, that IPOB is a credible organization.