FastNews reports that the Northern Coalition Group, NCG, received criticism from the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB) yesterday for a statement attributed to it regarding a recent UN Working Group on Human Rights and Arbitrary Detention opinion calling for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s unconditional release.
On July 23, the UN had requested that the Nigerian government release Kanu from custody immediately and without conditions.
The order came after the UN group indicted the governments of both Nigeria and Kenya for the arrest, extraordinary rendition, torture, and continued detention of the IPoB leader without following the proper procedures.
IpoB, in a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, said that NCG’s attack on the UN betrays the mindset of members of the group and how undemocratic and lawless they could be.
The statement read: “The attention of the IPOB has been drawn to the laughable, disgraceful and unguarded statements credited to the inconsequential mushroom group, called Northern Coalition group, against the UN Working Group on Human Rights and Arbitrary Detention’s recent opinion for the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“This ignoramus faceless northern group shows their absolute ignorance by attacking and warning United Nations on their order to release IPOB leader, and a prisoner of conscience, unconditionally and compensate him adequately for illegal abduction and extraordinary rendition from Kenya to Nigeria over a year ago.
“The statement credited to CNG, against the UN group’s opinion betrays, the mindset of members of CNG and how undemocratic and lawless they are. It is not far from the truth that the Federal Government is the one sponsoring this faceless Northern group to attack the UN decisions and anybody or group that have a contrary opinion against the non-performing government in Nigeria. They want to test the reactions of the international community.
“The world must understand that this kind of people is the problem in Nigeria, their preoccupation and interest is to hijack indigenous people’s ancestral lands and resources, but IPOB won’t allow them.”