The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has written the United Nations, UN, about the ruling of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights, ACHR, against the Nigerian government.
The group is demanding the international community to prevail on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration to obey a court order.
The IPOB made this known in a statement signed by Emma Powerful, the Media and Publicity Secretary of IPOB, on Friday, March 16, 2018.
The statement reads, “We, the IPOB worldwide, have on Friday, March 16, 2018, formally notified the civilized world about the interim ruling of the ACHR against the Nigerian government and the need for international community to prevail upon the administration of Muhammadu Buhari to abide by the rulings as pronounced.
“Buhari’s administration is infamous for persistent and habitual disobedience of court orders. They have no regard for the rule of law as evidenced by numerous instances where they have declined to obey judicial pronouncements.
“In the light of this undemocratic and dictatorial tendency of the present regime in Nigeria, we the IPOB through the office of the Directorate of State have communicated to world bodies, the need to hold Nigeria accountable to its international obligations especially its duty to honour legally binding treaties. Without any rigorous oversight, the regime of Buhari will treat the latest pronouncement by ACHR with the same disdain as ordinary court judgements in Nigeria.
“We firmly believe that it is the duty of the civilised world to hold brutal regimes in Africa to account, especially those that assumed power under the cover of democracy.”