IPOB hails Trump for demanding end to slaughter of christians in Nigeria

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra ( IPOB) has commended  US President, Donald Trump  for "the direct and serious manner he addressed and demanded immediate end to the serial slaughter of Christians in Nigeria especially Biafran Christians since the 2015."


Trump had during his meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Washington DC, Monday, said US would not accept the continued killing of Christians and burning of churches in Nigeria.

IPOB in a press statement yesterday by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, attributed the  US President's comment to the peaceful protests by its members across US as well as a letter it had sent to Trump ahead of Buhari's visit.

" It is to the credit of IPOB that our sustained international advocacy, the letter we sent to President Trump on the eve of the meeting and the demonstrations we carried out at the White House were the factors most responsible for bringing this matter to the attention of President Trump.

"After watching 'Buhari's' cringe worthy body language and cowed persona during  the press session at the Rose Garden, like a cat trapped under the headlights of an oncoming vehicle, we knew that whatever stern warning you delivered to him must have shocked him to the bone-marrow."

IPOB, therefore, appealed to Trump and other world leaders to prevail on the Nigeria Government to free its members and other Biafran agitators languishing in various detention facilities across the country.

They equally demanded the unconditional release of Biafran agitators arrested on January 20, 2017 during a rally to mark Trump's inauguration in office.

"While noting that, by this development, Mr 'Buhari' and his coterie are coming closer to the clutches of international justice, we would like to seize this opportunity to draw the attention of the American people to the plight of Biafrans in detention across Nigeria especially the four that are still in detention in a maximum security prison simply because they came out to celebrate with millions of other people around the world the day Trump was sworn into office.

"It is also important that we further remind the US presidency the enormity of the brutality and cold blooded massacre of innocent citizens merely exercising their right to freedom of assembly on that fateful day of January 20, 2017.

Mr. Ikenna Igwe Mazi, Mr. Uchenna Innocent, Mr. Bright Sunday Okoro and Mr. Chidinma Godwin Nwafor are today still languishing in prison for no other reason than the fact they were celebrating Trump victory. They were detained  on a trumped up charge of treasonable felony merely for celebrating the inauguration of Donald Trump."

IPOB hails Trump for demanding end to slaughter of christians in Nigeria IPOB hails Trump for demanding end to slaughter of christians in Nigeria Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Tuesday, May 01, 2018 Rating: 5

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