Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, a group campaigning for the secession of old eastern Nigeria formerly known as Biafra, wants the United States of America to ban Nigeriaʼs security chiefs and President Muhammadu Buhari’s officials.
On September 14, 2020, the United States imposed visa restrictions on Nigerians responsible for undermining the democratic process in the country.
Kanu said another visa ban is necessary because the security chiefs and officials had ordered extrajudicial killings of members of the Biafra separatist group, and are “enabling extremist Fulani/Islamic groups in the mass slaughter of Christians in Nigeria”.
The next round of US visa ban should include officials of @NGRPresident & security chiefs that ordered the extrajudicial killings of #IPOB members and are otherwise enabling Miyetti Allah & other extremist #Fulani/Islamic groups in the mass slaughter of #Christians in #Nigeria
— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) September 20, 2020
Among several other reports, Amnesty International in 2016 accused Nigerian security forces of killing at least 150 Biafran separatists during peaceful rallies. The military and police have denied the reports despite the evidence.