Human rights lawyer raises alarm over 30 missing IPOB members

A human rights lawyer, Barrister John Bosco Udeaja has raised an alarm that at least thirty members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who returned from the United Kingdom (UK) to Nigeria are missing.

Barr Udeaja, on Tuesday, said that the British authorities do not appreciate the deteriorating security situation in Nigeria.

“We have been following the deportation process of these members of IPOB; Mr. Nduka Jonadad Iwunze , Benjamin Okafor and Emmanuel Chikelue.

“They have had their appeals against the administrative removal dismissed on the premise that they have not been able to determine the fate of IPOB members that have returned from the U.K.

“The British authorities do not know that about thirty members of IPOB that returned to Nigeria are missing and their family members do not know where they are.

“The security system in Nigeria has not been helping matters in assisting their relatives to find them.

“The arrest of IPOB members is like a cash cow for security operatives because family members and friends pay lump sum to find them.

“Against this backdrop, we urge the U.K government not to deport the three young men due to the fact that we cannot guarantee their safety at the moment.

“It would not speak well of the government over there to send these young men back to Nigeria only for them to be abducted or killed,” he said.

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