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The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed that he is willing to stand trial at the International Criminal Court (ICC), in Hague, if defending Biafrans against genocidal attacks by terrorists would warrant his appearance.
The IPOB leader made the declaration on a live broadcast on Radio Biafra where he lamented the harassment and extrajudicial killings by security agencies which have continued unchecked across Biafra land.
According to the IPOB leader, said the world has maintained a criminal silence over the plight of Biafrans despite complaints and petitions by IPOB as well as indicting reports against the Nigerian Authorities and security agencies by some reputable global agencies including the UN reporter on human rights and Amnesty International.
He said that besides state-sponsored persecutions and brazen infuriating marginalization and exclusion against Biafrans, killer herdsmen and terrorists have continued to raid communities in the region unchallenged by the security agencies.
‘Herdsmen will attack us, rape our women, destroy our farms and kill our farmers nobody will arrest them but when we try to defend ourselves, the government will come after us rolling out the tanks and using their helicopter gunboats’, he fumed.
Kanu explained that the incessant unprovoked genocidal attacks by herdsmen and the docility of the Nigerian Authorities gave rise to the formation of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, to protect the hapless Biafran locals against terror.
But he regretted that instead of going after the perpetrators of the heinous crimes against innocent citizens, the Nigerian State rather chose to declare war against a mere vigilante volunteer group as demonstrated in recent airstrikes in Orlu.
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