The group also commended its lawyer, Mr Bruce Fein, and others who assisted in one form or another to achieve the feat.
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has lauded United Nations Human Rights Council for allegedly indicting the Kenyan and Nigerian Governments over arrest and extraordinary rendition of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
In a statement by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB claimed that opinion of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention specifically indicted the Nigerian and Kenyan governments for Kanu’s extraordinary rendition.
It expressed hope that Nigeria, as a member of the United Nations, would heed and implement the UN directives already transmitted to it to the letter.
The statement reads, “We hereby commend Attorney Bruce Fein for the professional job in regards to the recently issued United Nations Opinion, condemning the extraordinary rendition of our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and directing the Government of Nogeria to release him unconditionally and to compensate him.
“In the same vein, we commend all those who quietly labored and assisted in achieving this landmark victory. It is indeed a great milestone for our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB and Biafrans worldwide.
“We also express our profound gratitude to the United Nations and its Working Group for their courage in reaching this decision and issuing an opinion that comports with the tenets of international laws.
“It is our hope that Nigeria, as a member of the United Nations, will take heed and promptly obey and implement the UN directives to the letter.
“We caution that this is not a Nigerian court order that is often disobeyed without consequences.”