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European Union Asked to Respond to Questions On IPOB


In Nigeria, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been calling for a referendum on the issue of the independence of Biafra for several years. Human rights organisations have denounced the Nigerian state’s violent response to this political movement.

On 8 March 2018, the Chairperson of the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights addressed the Federal Republic of Nigeria, asking it ‘not to take any further action so as to avoid irreparable damage to […] IPOB and its Members, pending the decision of the Commission on this communication’.

1. What action will the EU take to ensure that the Nigerian Government respects this request?

2. Is the EU Delegation in Abuja in contact with IPOB, and is it providing them with appropriate assistance in terms of safety and the upholding of human rights?
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