April 24, 2024

Stop selling arms, air-force jets to Nigeria, IPOB begs Italian Govt



The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has appealed to the Italian government to stop further sales of arms and air-force jets to Nigeria.

The group through its spokesperson, Emma Powerful, accused Nigerian government of flagrant violation of human rights.

IPOB noted that the arms sold to the Nigeria government was used to kill innocent people in the South-East.

IPOB advised Italian government to stop the supply of arms to the country, noting that FG’s pretence of using the arms to fight terrorism is a hoax.

Emma said: “The global family and movement of the indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by the great and indomitable leader Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu, has called on the Italian Government to halt the sale of airforce Jets to the Nigeria government.

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“Place an arms embargo on the Nigeria Government for flagrant violations of human rights and shelling of peaceful Communities of Indigenous peoples in Nigeria.

“We appeal to the Italian government to stop the military aircraft purchase deal they entered into with the Nigeria government. We also ask other countries considering selling arms to Nigeria to stop because Nigeria is not using the arms for their intended purposes.

“IPOB has no intention to interfere with the Italian Government’s business but wants to inform them that the Nigeria military has not used the previously acquired arms and ammunition including fighter jets to fight terrorists who operate in the open in the Northern Nigeria but have targeted innocent and peaceful people in the South-East.

“Unarmed IPOB members have also been the victims of Nigeria military’s brutality. Some of the Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) Camps in Nigeria have been intentionally bombed”.