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British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by ExInferis(m): 3:44pm On Nov 04, 2015
The British government does not support the agitation for a separate nation of Biafra, the High Commission in Nigeria told SaharaReporters today in a statement.

Contacted at their offices in Abuja, Joe Abuku, the High Commission’s Press & Public Affairs Officer, asserted that the position of the UK Government during the Biafran War is a matter of historical record.

“The UK Government’s position, which reflected the Charter of the Organization of African Unity, was to recognise the borders laid down at Independence,” he said. “The Biafran War caused great suffering and the UK supported the reconciliation work that followed the conflict. The UK supports the territorial integrity of Nigeria and President Buhari’s commitment to work for a secure and prosperous Nigeria for all Nigerians.”

The expressed position of the British High commission tallies with a widely-circulated letter written by UK Minister of State, Grant Shapps, affirming a similar position concerning Biafra agitation. That letter was written in response to MP Micheal Meacher, following an inquiry by one of Mr. Meacher’s constituents who had written to inquire about the detention of Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra.

Mr. Shapps wrote the letter to an MP, Micheal Meacher, in response to an inquiry by one of Mr. Meacher’s constituents who had written to inquire about the detention of Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra.

“We are not aware of any institutionalized persecution of any people by the Nigerian authorities,” he declared.

“The position of the British Government during the Biafran War is a matter of historical record,” he recalled. “Our position, which reflected the Charter of the Organization of African Unity, was to recognise the borders laid down at Independence. There is no question that the Biafran War caused great suffering and the UK supported the reconciliation work that followed the conflict and continues to support efforts to reduce violence in Nigeria today.”

According to Mr. Shapps, “The UK fully supports the territorial integrity of Nigeria and President Buhari’s commitment to work for a secure and prosperous Nigeria for all Nigerians. We share the concern of President Buhari and all Nigerians about threats to Nigeria’s stability and are working with Nigeria to help tackle these threats, including Boko Haram.

Mr. Abuku said he could not confirm the authenticity of the Hon. Grant Shapps letter as it is not their practice to confirm or deny the authenticity of leaked documents.

Mr. Kanu remains in detention in Abuja, following his arrest in Lagos last month. According to his attorneys, he has been unable to meet the conditions of a strident bail given by a magistrate.

Since his arrest, Biafra activists have embarked on protests in several cities across the world. In some cases they have visited Nigeria embassies and threatened to burn down their buildings.

Mr. Kanu is a dual citizen of both the UK and Nigeria. According to Mr. Abuku, the UK High Commission has a standing position stating thus: The British government only provides consular assistance to dual nationals in the country of their other nationality in exceptional circumstances.

If the High Commission is approached for consular assistance by a British National in Nigeria who also holds a Nigerian passport, the level of support that could be offered in their case would be discussed with the individual concerned.

http://saharareporters.com/2015/11/03/british-government-does-not-support-biafra-agitators-high-commission-says


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Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by madridguy(m): 3:47pm On Nov 04, 2015
A VERY BIG HEART ATTACK FOR NNAMDI KANU AND HIS E-WAR LORD. grin grin grin grin grin grin grin tongue tongue

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Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by Young03(m): 3:49pm On Nov 04, 2015
story story
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by LordMecuzy(m): 3:50pm On Nov 04, 2015
Chai,
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by wtfCode: 4:07pm On Nov 04, 2015
dem fools dont know u cant force people to live together.

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Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by Vulu: 4:17pm On Nov 04, 2015
WHAT DOES IT CHANGE- NOTHING. RADIO BIAFRA IS STILL UNTOUCHED IN BRITAIN. WHY CAN'T THEY YANK IT OFF THE AIRSPACE? I PITY NIGERIANS. SEE AS BRITAIN THEY USE THEM PLAY SCRABBLE.

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Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by coolscott(m): 4:32pm On Nov 04, 2015
I think it goes without saying
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by Vicotex(m): 4:40pm On Nov 04, 2015
Brb
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by bukifemi1: 5:14pm On Nov 04, 2015
This one na news. Those scarvenging British never support anything that will help Africa.
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by Nobody: 9:49am On Oct 01, 2017
Thats the kind news u go carry....
Why are u allergic to biafra?
Just tell me
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by nototribalist: 10:06am On Oct 01, 2017
Asidethetruth:
Thats the kind news u go carry....

Why are u allergic to biafra?

Just tell me
come your mumuu too much, that's an old news, you no dey look date? You're the foooll who dug it out at the first place.

Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by Nobody: 10:07am On Oct 01, 2017
nototribalist:
come your mumuu too much, that's an old news, you no dey look date? You're the foooll who dug it out at the first place.


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Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by baralatie(m): 10:48am On Oct 01, 2017
ExInferis:
The British government does not support the agitation for a separate nation of Biafra, the High Commission in Nigeria told SaharaReporters today in a statement.

Contacted at their offices in Abuja, Joe Abuku, the High Commission’s Press & Public Affairs Officer, asserted that the position of the UK Government during the Biafran War is a matter of historical record.

“The UK Government’s position, which reflected the Charter of the Organization of African Unity, was to recognise the borders laid down at Independence,” he said. “The Biafran War caused great suffering and the UK supported the reconciliation work that followed the conflict. The UK supports the territorial integrity of Nigeria and President Buhari’s commitment to work for a secure and prosperous Nigeria for all Nigerians.”

The expressed position of the British High commission tallies with a widely-circulated letter written by UK Minister of State, Grant Shapps, affirming a similar position concerning Biafra agitation. That letter was written in response to MP Micheal Meacher, following an inquiry by one of Mr. Meacher’s constituents who had written to inquire about the detention of Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra.

Mr. Shapps wrote the letter to an MP, Micheal Meacher, in response to an inquiry by one of Mr. Meacher’s constituents who had written to inquire about the detention of Nnamdi Kanu of Radio Biafra.

“We are not aware of any institutionalized persecution of any people by the Nigerian authorities,” he declared.

“The position of the British Government during the Biafran War is a matter of historical record,” he recalled. “Our position, which reflected the Charter of the Organization of African Unity, was to recognise the borders laid down at Independence. There is no question that the Biafran War caused great suffering and the UK supported the reconciliation work that followed the conflict and continues to support efforts to reduce violence in Nigeria today.”

According to Mr. Shapps, “The UK fully supports the territorial integrity of Nigeria and President Buhari’s commitment to work for a secure and prosperous Nigeria for all Nigerians. We share the concern of President Buhari and all Nigerians about threats to Nigeria’s stability and are working with Nigeria to help tackle these threats, including Boko Haram.

Mr. Abuku said he could not confirm the authenticity of the Hon. Grant Shapps letter as it is not their practice to confirm or deny the authenticity of leaked documents.

Mr. Kanu remains in detention in Abuja, following his arrest in Lagos last month. According to his attorneys, he has been unable to meet the conditions of a strident bail given by a magistrate.

Since his arrest, Biafra activists have embarked on protests in several cities across the world. In some cases they have visited Nigeria embassies and threatened to burn down their buildings.

Mr. Kanu is a dual citizen of both the UK and Nigeria. According to Mr. Abuku, the UK High Commission has a standing position stating thus: The British government only provides consular assistance to dual nationals in the country of their other nationality in exceptional circumstances.

If the High Commission is approached for consular assistance by a British National in Nigeria who also holds a Nigerian passport, the level of support that could be offered in their case would be discussed with the individual concerned.

http://saharareporters.com/2015/11/03/british-government-does-not-support-biafra-agitators-high-commission-says


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Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by istandfortruth: 11:09am On Oct 01, 2017
I laugh.

November 2015 news That was the position of UK as at then. Today they see the dire need for dialogue which is something Buhari sees as unimportant.
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by Redoil: 11:41am On Oct 01, 2017
Why cant we just let this people go so that we will have rest of mind
Re: British Government Does Not Support Biafra --UK High Commission by femo122: 12:19pm On Oct 01, 2017

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