The Genocide of the Biafran People
Biafran sovereignty was recognized through the nineteenth century then ended in 1914 under the threat of British colonial policy. Following a short-lived republic in the late 1960s, Biafra was conquered by the Nigerian government in violation of decolonization obligations.
Now, the Fulani-controlled Nigerian government is carrying out an open and genocidal persecution of Biafrans. The Buhari Administration has turned Nigeria into a terrorist haven – destabilizing West Africa with repercussions for international peace and security.
Self-Determination: The Peak of all Human Rights
The United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and Article 1 of the United Nations’ International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) mandates that “All peoples have the right of self-determination. By virtue of that right they freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development.” These requirements have been ratified by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and are binding upon Nigeria as an international treaty.
Thus, in accordance with international law, everyone has the right to self-determination. That means distinct people have the right to separate sovereignties to pursue their economic, cultural and social interests. Indigenous peoples have a right to self-defense against persecution by governments who categorically exclude them from freedom and representation.
When governments violate the right to self determination and self-preservation, international law provides a remedy – the self-determination referendum to shield themselves from oppression and authoritarianism.
Who We Are
Ambassadors for Self-Determination will utilize various peaceful advocacy tools to achieve its objective including media campaigns, legislative advocacy and grassroots mobilization.
Evans Nwankwo, Chairman
Ben Nwankwo, Executive Director
Bruce Del Valle, Attorney
Pam Kool, Treasurer
Jesse Lipcius, Advisor
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I see separation as an avenue for a healthy competition for development as the case of Singapore and Malaysia, India and Pakistan, Norway/Denmark/Switzerland.Read More
Simon Ekpa, a popular Biafra agitator and Separatist, in an open letter to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, stated why the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, should be released immediately.Read More
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