UPDATE: IPOB Sues Two US Secretaries For Roles In Sale Of Military Aircraft To Nigeria Frontline Biafran movement, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has instituted a lawsuit against the United States secretary of state, Tony Blinken and secretary of defence, Lloyd Austin


 



Frontline Biafran movement, Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB has instituted a lawsuit against the United States secretary of state, Tony Blinken and secretary of defence, Lloyd Austin over their verifiable roles in the sale and supply of A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft to the Nigerian military.

In a document obtained by EWN, IPOB's case was instituted at the United States district court for the district of Columbia, on July 31.

According to the group, in the documents signed by its attorney, Bruce Fein, the action of the secretaries amounted to the violation of the Leahy amendments 22 U.S.C. 2378d and 10 U.S.C 2249e and the administrative Procedure Act 5 U.S.C 706 (A) and (C) seeking declarative and injunctive relief against the defendants.

The Leahy law refers to two statutory provisions prohibiting the U.S. government from using funds for assistance to units of foreign security forces where there is credible information implicating that unit in the commission of gross violations of human rights. 

One statutory provision applies to the state department headed by Blinken and the other applies to the department of defense, Austin.

IPOB said the defendants prohibited the above-stated law through the sale and supply of the aircraft to Nigeria. 

The Biafran movement said that it is likely to cause "death, bodily injury, destruction of property by A-29 Super Tucano military aircraft if the planes are delivered by the United States to the government of Nigeria and incorporated into the Nigerian Airforce to assist the ongoing genocide of Biafrans".

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