- The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on its members worldwide to remain calm over the recent report on the sale of war aircraft to Nigeria
- The group said the reported plan by the US to sell war craft to Nigeria is political
- IPOB said the US believes Boko Haram must be dealt with by the military
- The group called on its members in the US to make available, compelling reasons the sale of the aircraft by the US is detrimental to Nigeria
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has called on its members worldwide to remain calm over the recent report on the sale of war aircraft to Nigeria by the United States of America government.
The IPOB said following the move, it is important to note that the US believes Boko Haram must be dealt with by the military.
A statement by the media and publicity secretary of the IPOB Powerful Emma said the onus has fallen of its members in the US to make available, compelling reasons the sale of the aircraft by the US is detrimental to Nigeria.
Emma said: "The United States of America is a country of civilised people, therefore, they base their foreign policy decisions on cold hard facts and self preservation, not sentiment or emotion."
"Nigeria remains a 'sovereign' state, with the backing of US most closest ally Britain that created it. What we are witnessing here is international politics at play and nothing for IPOB to worry about.
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"Britain having publicly vowed to save the Nigeria recently when they said they won't allow any break-up, have now gone the extra mile to back up their words with military assistance from the world's top super power, which is to be expected under the circumstance," Emma said.
NAIJ.com also gathered that the group alleged that the move is politically motivated by the British government.
"Liberation struggle is never a walk in the park or endless smooth sailing, sometimes you get knocked sideways but you recover and continue marching forwards.
The question we must ask is this, is the existential threat of Boko Haram more compelling at this material time to necessitate military assistance from the US to the Nigeria vis-a-vis human rights needs? Unfortunately the answer is yes, because President Donald Trump knows that there is no way the Nigeria Air Force could conceivably conduct unprovoked and disproportionate bombing raids against Biafran populations in this digital day and age," Emma added.
He urged all IPOB members not to allow themselves to be distracted from the group's mandate.
"Boko Haram is an extremist violent Islamic group and therefore falls within the category of issues that US accord the utmost priority, so this deal is nothing to worry about.
We must not forget that we IPOB, especially the new leadership in the US, can stop this deal dead in its tracks if we work doubly hard to invoke the Leahy Law, but then again do we want Boko Haram to continue to gain ground unchecked?
These are hard questions we must address with cool heads. The battle for Biafra independence will not be determined with fighter jets and bombers but with the influence of friends and allies in the corridors of power all over the whole world," he said.
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