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Cease promoting arms to Nigeria, Akintoye, Nwodo, others write US, EU

The Nigerian Indigenous Nationwide Alliance for Self-determination has referred to as on the Governments of the US, Britain, France, Russia, Germany, and different high European and Western Nations to impose heavy sanctions on the Nigerian Authorities for undermining democracy and constantly abusing human rights.

The group additionally urged the American Authorities and European Nations to cease promoting arms to the Nigerian Authorities, alleging that earlier arms bought to the Buhari-led regime with borrowed funds have discovered their approach into the arms of herdsmen, Boko Haram, ISIS, and different terrorists which can be presently terrorising the Indigenous folks of the South and Center Belt of Nigeria.

This was contained in an announcement by the Communications supervisor to NINAS, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye,

NINAS is the umbrella physique of main regional Self-determination Teams within the South and Center Belt of Nigeria with Ilana Omo Oodua representing the Yoruba bloc, Decrease Niger Congress representing the South-South and South East, and Center Belt Discussion board representing the Center Belt bloc.

The CFM signatories who wrote the petition to the US Authorities and European Nations, in accordance with the assertion included a famend Historian, Emeritus Professor Banji Akintoye, former President-Common of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo; revered Varsity Don, Prof. Yusuf Turaki, Secretary-Common of NINAS, Barr. Tony Nnadi, Pioneer Commissioner for Training in Osun State and Nationwide Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Wale Adeniran, amongst others.

A part of the letter learn, “We the folks of the South and Center Belt underneath the aegis of Nigerian Indigenous Nationwide Alliance for Self-determination name on you to sanction the federal government of Nigeria for undermining democratic ethics and abusing folks’s rights to dwell; to personal property; to liberty; to dignity; to peaceable meeting and to self-determination.

“The Arms being bought to the Nigerian Authorities with funds borrowed out of your territory are actually getting used to kill, oppress, harass, intimidate and strangulate innocent protesters and defenseless folks of the South and Center Belt of Nigeria who’re exercising their rights to self-determination and peaceable meeting.

“Boko Haram Terrorists, Fulani herdsmen, and Bandits are actually maiming, harassing, and killing our folks on the roads and of their farmlands with similar arms and ammunitions purchased out of your nations with impunity.

“Right now, peaceable protest is an aberration in Nigeria. Opposition voices are actually being arrested and caged behind the bar for demanding good governance and their inalienable proper to self-determination.

“Freedom of speech is now a necessary commodity in Nigeria. The management of Nigeria is now censoring the media to forestall free speech to alert the world to the continued genocide. Social Media is now underneath risk in Nigeria.

“We attraction to you, within the curiosity of peace-loving folks of the South and Center Belt of Nigeria to halt additional sale of Arms to the Nigerian Authorities till the nation surrenders the sovereignty of the folks again to them.

“For the document, our cardinal demand as a gaggle is for the Nigerian Authorities to operate because the transitional authorities whereas a United Nations supervised referendum is organised so the folks can train their self-determination proper and finish to unitary Nigeria which has been became an apartheid state.

“We demand unconditional abolition of 1999 Structure of Nigeria which we now have proven to be a fraud perpetrated towards the folks of the South and Center Belt of Nigeria provided that the folks did NOT make it.”

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