A Forum of Nigerian Professionals in Atlanta, Georgia, has urged United States President, Donald Trump, to put measures in place to stamp out the Indigenous People of Biafra’s (IPOB) terror activities.
These well-meaning Nigerians made this known in a letter jointly signed by Pat Alao- Moses and Moses Omotosho, its President and Vice-President, addressed to The White House on Friday.
According to the professionals, the piece was necessitated by IPOB’s persistent threat to their compatriots in the US and other parts of the world.
The group reminded President Trump of IPOB’s long-history of intolerance, disregard for constitutional authorities, bloodshed as well as failed attempts to constitute itself into a parallel government.
It is on this premise the Nigerians called on the US to activate all the necessary mechanism towards ensuring that IPOB members are well-monitored
Being a terrorist group in Nigeria, the Forum advised Mr Trump to set up firewalls to deny fugitive leader Nnamdi Kanu entry into the country – else a repeat of the unfortunate 9/11 attack could be on the cards.
Read full address below:
Mr. President may wish to recall that the Nigerian authorities recently raised a red flag on the activities of a group operating under the name Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
This is on the heels of the attack on a former Deputy President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in Germany by members of this group.
Mr. President may wish to be informed that the history of IPOB in Nigeria is replete with tales of blood and sorrow, and they have attempted to constitute themselves into a parallel government in Nigeria which was resisted by the Nigerian military.
IPOB as a group has exhibited a great disdain for the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and has in times too numerous to mention declared the creation of Biafra from the Nigerian state.