The Indigenous People of Biafra has called on President Donald Trump of America who is scheduled to meet President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday to pressure him(Buhari) to release their members in various detention facilities, who were hauled in for celebrating his inauguration.

IPOB said that it views the invitation of President Buhari to the US as a slap on democracy, especially as his actions since coming to power in 2015 has shown his aversion for democracy.

Speaking through its media and publicity secretary, Mr Emma Powerful, in a press release issued to DAILY POST in Awka, the group faulted the US embassy in Nigeria, blaming it for not transmitting to President Trump the incessant killings going on in Nigeria under Buhari.

Part of the release reads, “We would like to seize this opportunity of a meeting between President Trump and ‘Buhari’ to draw the attention of the American people to the plight of Biafrans in detention across Nigeria especially the four that are still in detention in a maximum security prison simply because they came out to celebrate with millions of other people around the world the day Trump was sworn into office.

“It is also important that we remind the US presidency, since it appears the US embassy in Nigeria failed to do so, the enormity of the brutality and cold blooded massacre of innocent citizens merely exercising their right to freedom of assembly on that fateful day of January 20, 2017.”

The group said there is something morally repugnant about Buhari visiting Washington to discuss democracy when his administration is anything but democratic.

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