The Nigerian government has condemned the decision of the United Kingdom to grant asylum to alleged persecuted members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra..
Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, called it a disrespect to Nigeria, sabotage on the fight against terrorism and an undermining of Nigeria’s security.
The government official spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview program on Tuesday.
Mohammed said the issue is within the purview of the Foreign Affairs Minister whom he believes will handle it appropriately.
“As the spokesman for the Federal Government of Nigeria, I will say that if indeed the report that the UK will grant asylum to supposedly persecuted IPOB and MASSOB members is true, then something is wrong somewhere.
“Against the background of the fact that IPOB is not only proscribed but also designated as a terrorist organisation here in Nigeria, the UK’s decision is disrespectful to Nigeria as a nation.
“The decision amounts to sabotaging the fight against terrorism and generally undermining Nigeria’s security. It is not only unconscionable, but it is also inexplicable,’’ he said.
Mohammed further recalled the heightened attacks against security agencies in the South East Zone, alleging that IPOB had been indicted as masterminds.
Nigeria said for the UK to choose this time to give succour to IPOB calls to question its real intentions.
“If we could go down the memory lane, what the UK has done is like Nigeria offering asylum to members of the IRA before the 1998 Good Friday Peace Agreement,’’ he said.
The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) released new guidelines to its decision-makers on how to consider and grant asylum applications by members of Biafran secessionist groups.
Asylum is to be granted to “persecuted” members IPOB and MASSOB
Nigerian Army lied, man arrested not ESN Commander – Nnamdi Kanu
God Gave me Many Powers, I Can Enter Any House Without Opening Door – Sunday Igboho Brags (Video below)
Huge Python Dies After Swallowing Pregnant Goat in Sagamu (Video below)
Most of your church members are jobless, orphans and widows so why build a prison?” – Nana Yaa Brefo questions The Pentecost Church (Details below)
I Have No Sympathy For Single Moms or Babymamas – Reno Omokri
Robbers attempted to burgle CoS Ibrahim Gambari’s residence in Aso Rock –Presidency
COVID-19: FG returns curfew, restriction on mass gatherings
Eid-el-Fitri: FG declares Wednesday, Thursday public holidays
- Biafra1 day ago
Yoruba Group Speaks Out Over Alleged Plot By IPOB To Attack Lagos, Says IPOB Is Not Their Problem (Details below)
- Entertainment2 days ago
Promoter announces venue for Anthony Joshua, Fury fight
- News1 day ago
“Yorubas Will Suffer Seriously If Nigeria Breaks Because They Only Produce Area Boys And Agberos”- Billionaire Okeowo (Details below)
- Entertainment2 days ago
Two Main Reasons Why You Should Save Money – Reno Omokri Advises