Free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Stop the extermination of Igbo people and Christians in Nigeria.

Free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, Stop the extermination of Igbo people and Christians in Nigeria.

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Mintos Mintos started this petition to UK Parliament and

Arguably, a state is an extension of its citizens, its first duty is to protect its citizens.

The British State therefore has not only a legal but also a moral obligation to protect and promote human rights of its citizens in particular, the prohibition of torture, and "inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".
The British State has been vocal in ensuring that citizens’ rights are respected even among repressive regimes.

There are various and well documented objective evidence from different credible sources – Amnesty International, USSD, UK Home Office records and so on that the Nigerian state does not respect rule of law and violates human rights with impunity including unlawful attacks on its citizens, attack on free speech and press, excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests and detentions, torture and other ill-treatment, enforced disappearances, sectarian and religious bigotry and so on.

Recently, a British citizen – Mazi (Mr) Nnamdi Kanu (MNK)– the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) travelling on a British passport to Kenya was unlawfully attacked, detained and abducted by the Nigerian government in collusion with its Kenyan counterparts.
Initially the Nigerian government claimed that MNK was extradited to Nigeria or that the UK government turned him to the Nigerian authority via interpol implying that the UK government either colluded with the Nigeria government or was complicit in unlawful arrest and without following due process. We now know that this claim is wrong.
What is clear now is that a British citizen travelling on a British passport has become a victim of international crime – unlawful attack, detention, abduction and now in the custody of the Nigerian security agency.

Information from his legal team indicates that MNK is in appalling health as a result of torture or inhuman treatment against him by the repressive Nigerian regime and would need proper medical examination and care.

Although the British government has clarified that MNK was not extradited and tasked the Nigerian government for explanation on the circumstances of his arrest. I call upon the British government to stand up to her responsibility towards her citizen for an attack on one British citizen is an attack on all. It will set a very dangerous precedent should Britain consider that the actions of the Nigerian and/or the Kenya authorities against her citizen has nothing to do with them.

I invite the UK government through her sovereign parliament to deploy all legal and diplomatic means to ensure MNK suffers no further torture and to secure his immediate release.

In addition, there is a continuing slaughter of people in the Southeastern part of Nigeria by the Nigerian military who has maintained unlawful military occupation and extra-judicial killing by the Nigerian security agencies. The urgent attention of the British government and the hallowed UK parliament is drawn to the life altering issues affecting the people of the South-eastern states of Nigeria particularly the Igbo people with respect to insecurity, Islamic-Fulani terrorism, incessant attack by the Fulani herders, kidnapping and hostage taking for ransom by herdsmen and scrupulous militants empowered by the executive and security agencies, killing and execution of Christians, chronic youth unemployment and extreme corruption.

The indigenous people of Biafra have been suffocated by the Nigerian authorities in all aspects of life throughout their fragile and unconsented cohabitation with the Hausa/Fulani  have reached a breaking point. There is now a growing consensus and call to exercise their right to self-determination. The British government must support this and not be in the way for its realization.

I invite the British government to investigate on these matters and respectfully submit that it is proper for the sovereign parliament to debate on these matters with a view to deescalating the tensions in the region and avoid pending civil unrest. The UK government led by Prime Minister Boris Johnson must not just walk by the other side. 

I count on you all lovers of freedom to make this petition happen with your signatures. Thank you.

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