Nnamdi the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra replied to UK asylum ‘we need Referendum not Asylum’

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it wants a referendum on self-determination for the south-east of Nigeria, not asylum offered by the government of United Kingdom. This however was made public through the IPOB leader’s twitter handle.

In the guidelines, asylum is to be granted to “persecuted” members of the proscribed IPOB and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB).

However, The Federal Government had on Tuesday said that the reported decision of United Kingdom to grant asylum to “persecuted” members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is disrespectful to Nigeria as a nation. This was made public through the minister of information and culture Lai Mohammed

However, in a statement made available to newsmen, Comrade Emma Powerful, the media and publicity secretary for IPOB  stated that the global family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) led by Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, “has noted with satisfaction the news that the United Kingdom has agreed to grant asylum to persecuted Biafra agitators resident in the UK.

“While we commend them for this bold initiative, we wish to most graciously remind them that what we Biafrans need and cherish the most is referendum and not asylum in the UK.

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