The Nigerian authorities has condemned the choice of the UK to grant asylum to alleged persecuted members of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra (IPOB) and the Motion for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra.
Info Minister, Lai Mohammed, known as it a disrespect to Nigeria, sabotage on the combat towards terrorism and an undermining of Nigeria’s safety.
The federal government official spoke to the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) in an interview program on Tuesday.
Mohammed mentioned the difficulty is throughout the purview of the Overseas Affairs Minister whom he believes will deal with it appropriately.
“Because the spokesman for the Federal Authorities of Nigeria, I’ll say that if certainly the report that the UK will grant asylum to supposedly persecuted IPOB and MASSOB members is true, then one thing is unsuitable someplace.
“Towards the background of the truth that IPOB shouldn’t be solely proscribed but additionally designated as a terrorist organisation right here in Nigeria, the UK’s resolution is disrespectful to Nigeria as a nation.
“The choice quantities to sabotaging the combat towards terrorism and usually undermining Nigeria’s safety. It’s not solely unconscionable, however additionally it is inexplicable,’’ he mentioned.
Mohammed additional recalled the heightened assaults towards safety businesses within the South East Zone, alleging that IPOB had been indicted as masterminds.
Nigeria mentioned for the UK to decide on this time to provide succour to IPOB calls to query its actual intentions.
“If we might go down the reminiscence lane, what the UK has executed is like Nigeria providing asylum to members of the IRA earlier than the 1998 Good Friday Peace Settlement,’’ he mentioned.
The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) launched new pointers to its decision-makers on the best way to take into account and grant asylum purposes by members of Biafran secessionist teams.
Asylum is to be granted to “persecuted” members IPOB and MASSOB.
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