Following a lawsuit filed by the Indigenous People of Biafra towards the sale of fighter jets to President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime, a United States District Court of the District of Columbia has summoned Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken.
The IPOB is searching for an impartial nation for Igbos, particularly within the South-East and components of Nigeria’s South-South area.
“Within 21 days after service of this summons on you (not counting the day you received it) — or 60 days if you are the United States or a United States agency, or an officer or employee of the United States described in Fed. R. Civ. P. 12 (a)(2) or (3) — you must serve on the plaintiff an answer to the attached complaint or a motion under Rule 12 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” the summons stated, in response to People’s Gazette.
The IPOB had sued the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin over the sale of assault planes, arguing that the struggle machines could be weaponised towards the lots against Buhari’s regime.
United States-based constitutional lawyer Bruce Fein filed the case in a federal court docket in Washington on behalf of the group and 10 unidentified people from Nigeria.
Buhari had ordered 12 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets to sort out the continued struggle towards Boko Haram. Six of the planes had been delivered in July. Six extra jets are anticipated in a deal of about $600 million authorized by former President Donald Trump.
The U.S. Air Force Fighters and Advance Aircraft Directorate had informed Nigeria that its 6 Tucano jet fighters could be prepared for supply by October.
“President Buhari’s intends to use the Super Tucano advanced weapons to kill and maim Biafrans and destroy their property in his ongoing genocide conducted by Fulani controlled security forces guilty of atrocious human rights violations,” IPOB stated in a July 31 criticism.
“At present,” the criticism identified, ““President Buhari is conducting a genocide of Biafrans that is under investigation by the International Criminal Court through (the) use of his Fulani-controlled security forces, including the Nigerian Air Force.”
Nnamdi Kanu’s abduction and repatriation to Nigeria from Kenya in June 2020 was additionally cited within the court docket paperwork as an indication of Mr Buhari’s brutish management.