Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have gathered in Tokyo to Protest ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the country.
President Buhari’s participation in the seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) will be his second, having attended TICAD6 in Nairobi, Kenya, in August 2016.
With the theme, “Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future,” the Opening Session of TICAD7 will be performed by the Japanese Prime Minister and host, Shinzo Abe.
President Buhari will deliver Nigeria’s Statement during Plenary Session Three in which he will appraise Nigeria-Japan relations and takeaways from TICAD6. He will attend a State Banquet and also honour the invitation of Emperor Naruhito to a Tea Reception at the Imperial Palace, Tokyo. In addition to a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Abe, the Nigerian President will also attend some side-events and meet chief executive officers of some Japanese companies with huge investments in Nigeria.
The IPOB members are acting in line with an order from the leader Nnamdi Kanu, to arrest and disgrace the president.
Kanu stated that President Buhari must be arrested and handed over to Japanese authorities to enable him to answer for his alleged mass murder and crimes against humanity, which he allegedly committed in Nigeria between 2015 and 2019.
The IPOB protesters also marched through the streets of Tokyo calling for the independence of Biafra.
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