IPOB UK asylum: Nigeria kick as Britain plan asylum for Biafra separatist

IPOB UK asylum: "Nigeria kick as Britain plan asylum for Biafra separatist"

UK dey consider to grant IPOB asylum

IPOB UK asylum latest gist na say Nigeria ‘feel insulted’ say Britain dey consider refugee status for Biafra separatists.

Tori be say United Kingdom dey plan to offer asylum to “persecuted” members of di Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] and the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra [MASSOB].

But Nigeria Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, say di plan dey disrespectful to Nigeria as a kontri.

Na di new guideline United Kingdom Visa and Immigration bin release give UK parliament on how to grant asylum application to members of IPOB and MASSOB make di former British colony feel insulted.

Di 56 page document dey published for UK goment website: on assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government wit di heading- Country Policy and Information Note Nigeria: Biafran secessionist groups’.

Inside wetin dem publish, UKVI office direct di parliament to consider if pesin wey dey active and support IPOB openly dey likely to dey at risk of arrest and detention or go face anyhow treatment wey go need asylum.

Asylum na di protection wey kontri di give pesin wey run comot for im kontri as political refugee.

Dem gatz also consider weda di goment action against IPOB na act of prosecution or persecution, di document add.

Who dey qualify for Asylum?

Di decision makers gatz also define di IPOB member we dey qualify to seek asylum.

Dos wey di run away from punishment sake of di crime wey dem commit as IPOB members no go get opportunity sake of say dem no classify dem as refugees except if di prosecution turn persecution before dem go consider di pesin .

Di pesin gatz proof say dem dey for serious risk of harm and persecution for Nigeria

UKVI say dem go consider each person case to determine weda di person dey of interest to di Nigerian goment and if wetin di goment dey do no dey discriminatory.

IPOB UK asylum: "Nigeria kick as Britain plan asylum for Biafra separatist"

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One woman hold Biafran flag for church inside Aba-South district, Abia State Nigeria

Oda tins wey di UK decision maker go consider include:

  • Di profile, size, and organisation of di group/organisation to which di pesin belong and dia activities.
  • Whether di person for UK go wish to continue dia activism if dem return to Nigeria or not.
  • Whether di group/organisation get presence for Nigeria as well as outside di kontri wit evidence say goment di monitor dem.
  • Di pesin profile and political activities (including di ones online) and relevant documentary or oda evidence.
  • Di profile and activities of family members
  • Past treatment.

Di UK say true-true, di goment get di responsibility to maintain law and order

E say wia supporters of IPOB and MASSOB do anyhow, di goment get everi right to arrest and prosecute dem.

But for di case wey goment go just arrest pipo wey dey do peaceful protest and charge dem wit treason, dat one no pure.

Nnamdi Kanu bin form IPOB for 2012 and many believe say dem bin breakaway branch from MASSOB wey Ralph Uwazirike establish for 1999.

Di Nigerian goment don declare IPOB as terrorists group and ban dia activities

Di agenda of IPOB na for di south -east to break away from Naija to form dia own kontri.