The Indigenous People of Biafra has commended the United Nations for kicking against the extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu and directing the Federal Government to release him unconditionally.
The group described the development as a “landmark victory” for Biafrans worldwide.
In a statement on Sunday, the group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said the IPOB hoped that Nigeria, as a member of the United Nations, would take heed and promptly obey and implement the directive to the letter.
The statement read in part, “We, the global and noble family of the IPOB under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, hereby commend Attorney Bruce Fein for the professional job in regards to the recently issued United Nations opinion, condemning the extraordinary rendition of our leader and directing the Federal Government of Nigeria to release him unconditionally and to compensate him.
“In the same vein, we commend all those who quietly laboured and assisted in achieving this landmark victory. It is indeed a great milestone for Kanu, the IPOB and Biafrans worldwide.
“We also express our profound gratitude to the United Nations and its Working Group for their courage in reaching this decision and issuing an opinion that comports with the tenets of international laws.
“It is our hope that Nigeria, as a member of the United Nations, will take heed and promptly obey and implement the UN directives to the letter. We caution that this is not a Nigerian court order that is often disobeyed without consequences.”