MASSOB condemns plan by Norwegian govt to deport some Biafra agitators

The Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB has condemned the plan by the Norwegian government to illegally deport Lotachukwu Okolie, the detained leader of pro Biafra agitators in Norway and his counterpart Onyedikachi Ani, also detained, who is married to Norwegian and has a child with her, and other Biafra activists in the country. 

In a statement by leader of MASSOB, Uchenna Madu, the plan is allegedly being hatched by the APC led government of Pres Buhari. He said that the government of Norway is supposed to exhibit diplomatic and International maturity in protecting the persecuted Biafrans or allow them seek asylum in other countries instead of wickedly aligning with Nigeria to eliminate innocent Biafrans.

He went on to say: “Norway and Nigeria have already perfected plans of deporting them through chartered cargo airplane from Belgium, to transport them to Lagos on March 9, 2016. The information we have is that the Norwegian Government have struck a deal with Nigerian Immigrations Service, in Lagos to accept all the deportees by bypassing the embassy which knows about their pro Biafra activities that are not illegal, but cooked up lies against them and consider them threat to Nigeria security, which means they will be eliminated on arrival.

They want to deport them by force irrespective of their correct papers, against danger warnings, even without papers from the embassy, and dump them as they have been doing at the Cargo section of Mrtalla Muhammed international Airport, where no eyes will see them.

We continue to insist that Biafrans are not Nigerians, so under international law, they should not be sent by force back to Nigeria to be tortured and killed like many other Biafra agitators in Nigeria and those they deported from outside Nigeria.”…. d lagos state government has however concluded plans to host them to a “welcome back” party upon arrival….


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