Genocide: Garba Shehu using IPOB as smokescreen —Nnadi
The Secretary-General of the Lower Niger Congress [LNC], Mr. Tony Nnadi has accused President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, of using the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Radio Biafra as excuse for diminishing the killing of Christians in Nigeria.
Mr. Nnadi made the allegation in an essay published online by ElombahNews yesterday.
Mr. Nnadi recounted how LNC team battled the principalities and powers on capitol hill and elsewhere in Washington DC between June and July 2019 during the international religious freedom ministerial roundtables of 2019.
He said LNC dismantled the many false narratives (including farmers/herders clashes) by which the Nigeria Government camouflaged the ethno-religious killings as well as the ethnic cleansing onslaught against the indigenous nationalities of Nigeria.
He made special reference to the killings in the middle belt and the southern territories of Nigeria on the subject of gross infractions on religious freedom in Nigeria.
He recalled how the government at the center dispatched Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to Washington “on the dubious mission of coming to lie to Washington that the reports about killing of Christians in Nigeria were grossly exaggerated and that there was no agenda against Nigerian Christians”.
According to him, the move followed the emergence of clear picture of the ethnic cleansing onslaught of the Fulani against the indigenous nationalities of Nigeria.
Speaking on the latest statement by Garba Shehu, he said:
“It was therefore a matter of global self-ridicule for Mr Garba Shehu and his Principals in Abuja, to issue the widely circulated Statement on behalf of the Presidency of Nigeria in which the Federal Government Nigeria was spinning the totally unintelligent False tale to the International Community about how some ‘Jewish’ “Biafra” Franchise elements were Lobbying the US to see Nigeria in bad light regarding the killing of Christians.
“Perhaps Garba Shehu was hoping that Crediting the Allegation of the Killing of Christians in Nigeria to the notorious Falsehood and Propaganda Machinery of the “Biafra” Franchise Merchant will automatically convince the International Community, (especially the United States), that the Allegations of Killings of Christians in Nigeria are lies.
“Too late for that spin.
“The Truth of what is going on in Nigeria is already well-known to the US Government and the UN and Response Policy Actions have already been Initiated by the US and the UN.”
Nnadi, therefore, advised Garba Shehu and his Principals to find out the meaning and implications of Nigeria being listed as a Country-Of-Particular-Concern.
This, he said, is a matter that the President of the United States described as a National Security Imperative for the US and as a priority on the US Foreign Policy in the June 2, 2020 Executive Order anchored on the Frank R Wolf International Religious Freedom Act.
Mr. Nnadi concliuded by saying that the policymakers in America have verified the substances of LNC presentations and are beginning to take actions against the Nigerian government for the plight of Christians in Nigeria.
He added that instead of the government of Nigeria to deal with the matter of the killings, Garba Shehu resorted to tying the facts to IPOB to confuse the world that the killings were another of those outlandish lies that Radio Biafra broadcast.