Some South-East elders have stormed the United Kingdom Parliament in London to protest towards the President Muhammadu Buhari’s alleged genocide of their area, whereas urging the British authorities to prevail on Nigeria to halt the killings.
The South-East leaders, in a video of the protest obtained by SaharaReporters, famous that the federal government was fuelling the disaster within the area.
It additionally accused the federal government of permitting attackers in type of herdsmen to maim and kill harmless folks.
One of the elders mentioned, “It has been a long time, all of us came together. And now, we are here. This is the British parliament. This is the House of Commons and House of Lords, the mother of all parliaments. We are bringing this letter because of the problem in Igbo land and the South-East generally, which can be classified as genocide. People are being killed on a daily basis.
“The humiliation of the Igbo and South-East in Nigeria is unbelievable. Young boys and young girls are marched out of their houses by fully armed soldiers. They go into their houses and arrest them and they disappear and nobody asks any questions. It should stop. It must not be allowed to continue.
“We are appealing to the members of the British parliament to please prevail on the Buhari government. We cannot go to our farms, the herdsmen are there, killing and maiming our people.”
Igbo folks within the UK have been protesting towards varied points and selections in Nigeria, together with the latest arrest of the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nanamdi Kanu, who’s within the custody of the Department of State Services in Abuja.
SaharaReporters had final Thursday reported that Nigerians in London started a protest to demand the discharge of Kanu, who was arrested and delivered to Nigeria by the Nigerian authorities from Kenya final Sunday.
Some of the protesters waved the Biafran flag in a video obtained by SaharaReporters as they chanted, “Free Nnamdi Kanu now”, “Free Nnamdi Kanu now.”
Kanu is a twin citizen of Britain and Nigeria and had been staying within the UK.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had final Tuesday introduced the arrest of Kanu, whereas reeling out his offences and insisting that he should proceed his courtroom trial in earnest.
Malami, within the textual content of his press convention in Abuja on Tuesday, had famous that the IPOB chief, aside from leaping bail, has been “accused of engaging in subversive activities that include inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against Nigeria and Nigerian State and institutions.”