Bruce Fein, the American counsel for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Saturday tackled the United Kingdom (UK) government, saying they are “missing in action”.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that over five decades since the end of Biafran war, the scars are yet to heal for many as some still agitate for breakaway state.
Kanu, the IPOB leader, who is also a British citizen, is the most visible face of the movement.
The Nigerian government declared IPOB a “terrorist organisation” in 2017, but the pronouncement has not stopped the group’s activities – especially overseas where it enjoys the support of millions of Igbos in the diaspora.
“Nations are racing to repatriate art stolen from Nigeria during colonial occupation. Far more urgent is restoration of the stolen unalienable right of peoples including Biafrans to self-determination—government by the consent of the governed. The UK is MIA,” Fein wrote on his known Twitter handle.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.