Jarvis Johnson, a representative in the Texas House of Representatives, expressed regret that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), could pass away in isolation.
Johnson urged the Nigerian government to free Kanu as a result of his failing health.
Johnson claimed that by refusing to free Kanu, the Nigerian government was committing genocide against the Igbo people.
He made the declaration in a letter that he signed and that Kanu’s Special Counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, sent to Newsmen.
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He described how the Nigerian government reportedly kidnapped Kanu in Kenya and resisted pleas for his release from the UN Working Group and court rulings.
The statement reads partly: “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is the foremost Freedom Fighter for the rights of oppressed people in Nigeria.
“The Nigerian Government has refused to obey the orders of its own courts, and Kanu remains in solitary confinement enforced by its Secret Police.
“Kanu’s health conditions have been ignored by Nigeria’s Secret Police. He has been denied access to his doctors and to the regular supply of his medications.
“His health has increasingly deteriorated, and it is now feared that he may die in solitary confinement.”
Johnson emphasized that Kanu’s demand for Biafra was his only offense.
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He pleaded with the US administration to persuade its Nigerian counterpart to put an end to the genocide against Kanu.
“I am demanding the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. The Government of Nigeria needs to comply with the UN Mandate and the Orders of its own Courts. The Nigerian Government is carrying out another form of genocide, one citizen at a time,” he added.
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