According to report from NAN, it reported that the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) had released new guidelines to its decision-makers on how to consider and grant asylum applications by members of Biafran secessionist groups.
In the guidelines, asylum is to be granted to “persecuted” members IPOB, a group that Nigeria had designated as a terrorist organisation.
Also in the guidelines, asylum is to be granted to the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra.
The minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed reacting to this he says “If we could go down the memory lane, what the UK has done is like Nigeria offering asylum to members of the IRA before the 1998 Good Friday Peace Agreement,’’ he said. For the UK to choose this time to give succour to IPOB beggars belief and calls to question the UK’s real intention. “The decision amounts to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security.“It is not only unconscionable, but it is also inexplicable,’’