The leader of indigenous people of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu has written an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump. Pledging support for his re-election come November 2020.
The movement hopes Trump, who backed British voters’ decision to leave the European Union, will also support a push for Biafra to win independence next Month.
The letter, sent by a Nigerian activist named Nnamdi Kanu, contains a forceful appeal to the U.S. president.
It says Trump’s victory placed upon him a “historic and moral burden … to liberate the enslaved nations in Africa,” which it says are trapped in artificial boundaries designed to reinforce colonial domination.
Kanu is currently charged with treason for supporting a movement calling for territories in southeastern Nigeria to break away and form a country called Biafra.
Biafra tried to break away once before — in a three-year war starting in 1967 that left at least 1 million people dead, mostly from starvation.
Kanu and other activists hope Trump will be sympathetic to a new push for Biafran independence.
“[Trump] believes in the inalienable right of an indigenous people to self-determination and he has spoken it,” said Clifford Iroanya, a spokesman for the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra organization. “He has written it. He has acted it. We believe he will support indigenous people all over the world to self-determine.”
Disappointed in Obama but Confident that Trump Will Liberate Biafra and by Extention Africa
Meanwhile Trump said Biafra liberation is his second agenda in his office if he is elected.
Iroanya says he was pleased when Trump expressed support for Britain’s decision to leave the European Union with a tweet on June 24 that said, “Self-determination is the sacred right of all free people.”
Biafra supporters say they too have self-determination and should be allowed to break away from Nigeria.
The Biafran movement was disappointed with former U.S. President Barack Obama, who they saw as a supporter of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Obama failed to make Biafra a reality but we know that President Donald J.Trump will make it happen this year”.
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