April 22, 2021, 10:59 a.m.
However, the British government has replied the Muhammadu Buhari-led federal government after it kicked against the granting of asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).The British High Commission stated on Wednesday that all asylum and human rights claims from Nigerian nationals will be considered on their individual merits in accordance with its international obligations. Naija News recalls the federal government of Nigeria had warned the government of the United Kingdom against its plan to grant asylum to members of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra "It's a clear indication that the Nigerian government would have to review its relationship with the United Kingdom, UK, because they cannot have a good relationship with a state such as Nigeria and at the same time be giving asylum to a major threat, who is an enemy of this country, a criminal with his organisation proscribed and listed among those of terrorist organisation in the world. (MASSOB).But reacting to the plan by the UK government, Nigeria's Minister for Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said if indeed the UK government has such plans for IPOB and MASSOB members, then something is wrong somewhere, adding that it will be sabotage against Nigeria's fight against terrorism. National President of the AYCF, Yerima Shettima said if the UK goes ahead to give asylum to IPOB members whose organization has been proscribed and labelled a threat to Nigeria's security, the UK government is also part of Nigeria's problems. Nigerian government must be decisive; it is either the UK government repatriates him to face his trials or they say that Kanu is better than Nigeria," Shettima said in a chat with Daily Post on Wednesday.Read Full Story