The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, has condemned the plan by the Norwegian government to illegally deport Lotachukwu Okolie, the detained leader of pro-Biafran agitators in Norway and his counterpart Onyedikachi Ani.
In a statement by MASSOB leader, Mr. Uchenna Madu, said the plan is allegedly being hatched by the All Progressives Congress-led government to deal with Biafran agitators..
The MASSOB statement titled: “Do not deport Biafrans to Nigeria, Nigeria is doomed with Buhari’s support to Palestine”, said that the government of Norway is supposed to exhibit diplomatic and International maturity in protecting the persecuted Biafrans or allow them seek asylum in other countries instead of wickedly aligning with Nigeria to eliminate innocent Biafrans”.
“Norway and Nigeria have already perfected plans of deporting them through chartered cargo airplane from Belgium, to transport them to Lagos on March 9, 2016. The information we have is that the Norwegian Government have struck a deal with Nigerian Immigrations Service, in Lagos to accept all the deportees by bypassing the embassy…”
“They want to deport them by force irrespective of their correct papers, against danger warnings, even without papers from the embassy, and dump them as they have been doing at the Cargo section of Murtala Muhammed international Airport, where no eyes will see them.
“We continue to insist that Biafrans are not Nigerians, so under international law, they should not be sent by force back to Nigeria to be tortured and killed like many other Biafran agitators in Nigeria and those they deported from outside Nigeria,” he said.
MASSOB is therefore, calling on the United Nations, Amnesty International, European Union and other human rights organizations to prevail on the government of Norway not to deport Biafrans residing in that country to Nigeria.
“MASSOB also express joy over President Buhari’s latest and open diplomatic support for the Independence of Palestinian State from Israel, saying it is a land mark victory for Biafra and urge him to do the same for Biafra, in Nigeria by allowing Biafra sovereignty in Nigeria for total freedom and pace.
“President Buhari’s total support for two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during his meeting with the Emir of Qatar Tamin Bin hammad Al-Thani is an expression of a hypocrite who want to deceive the International Communities, while he is at home against and killing Biafran agitators with his military and detaining endlessly Mr. Nnamdi Kanu for leading a group of Biafra agitators,” he said.
According to Madu, “President Buhahi’s statement addressing the Islamic people of Palestine as our brothers and sisters and vow that Nigeria will stand side by side with Qatar in supporting and achieving statehood and independence for Palestine is an open proof of evidence that Buhari runs Nigeria state as an Islamic country where Islam and Northern, Regional and religious interest are paramount that social political and economic interest of all Nigerians and Nigeria where he presides.