According to a report by SaharaReporters, the Nigerian Government is hiring black foreigners living in the United States of America (USA) with $500 per head to stage a Pro-President Muhammadu Buhari and One Nigeria March opposite the United Nations Headquaters in New York, a separatist leader has said.
Prof. Banji Akintoye, the Chairman of Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS), alleged that the protest will be staged on Friday, September 24, 2021.
The indigenous people of the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria under the aegis of NINAS had staged what it tagged “Million-Man Freedom March” on September 14 and 15 opposite the United Nations Headquarters in New York to demand a referendum in Nigeria.
The march was also to show the world the crimes against humanity, attacks on press freedom, free speech and other atrocities going on under Buhari-led government.
NINAS is demanding the conduct of a regional referendum so that indigenous people can decide if they want to leave Nigeria or not.
The group also described the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria as a fraud against the people of South and Middle-Belt, saying “it was enacted without the consent of the people”.
NINAS is also demanding from the United Nations that a Fulani Militia Group masquerading as a Trade Union, Miyyetii Allah, should be declared as a terrorist organisation, saying it has openly taken responsibility for a series of deadly attacks in the South and Middle-Belt regions.
The Grand Finale of the NINAS Million-Man Freedom March holds on September 24, 2021, the day President Buhari will be addressing the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
NINAS is the umbrella body for self-determination Groups in the South and Middle-Belt of Nigeria with Ilana Omo Oodua, representing the Yoruba Land, Lower Niger Congress representing the South South and South East and Middle-Belt Rennaissance Movement representing the Middle Belt Region.
Akintoye, in a statement made available to journalists through the NINAS Director of Public Communications, Mr. Maxwell Adeleye, said no matter how the Nigerian Government tries to scuttle the NINAS Grand March, the will of the people shall prevail.
Accusing an unnamed top Nigerian government official and a popular Lagos journalist of currently hiring foreigners to masquerade as pro-One Nigeria protesters to counter NINAS in New York on Friday, Akintoye described the government agents as Wilfredo Pareto and Genato Mosca’s Elitist Lions
He described NINAS protesters as the Foxes, saying “irrespective of the material and financial superiorities of these Lions, there’s no way they can defeat United Foxes in a democracy.”
He said, “The Friday Grand March in New York shall be historic, hence, the Nigerian government is jittery. The Ring Leader of Government officials from Kwara State and a top Lagos journalist are now in New York to start hiring black people who will pretend as Nigerians to stage a Pro-Buhari and One Nigeria Protest to counter NINAS on Friday.
“But we refuse to be rattled. We shall not be intimidated. No oppressor has ever triumphed against the collective will of the people. The people are the government and power belongs to the people. The people make the Constitution. The sovereignty belongs to the people. Our own strength lies in the hands of the people. Therefore, our March shall be people centered. It shall be peaceful as usual.
“All the people of the South and Middle-Belt in United States and Canada are urged to troop out in their large number to be present on Friday, 24th September 2021 opposite the United Nations Headquaters in New York as we demonstrate and expose before the world, the rape of our ancestral lands and hijack of our assets and sovereignty by the Fulani-Controlled Nigerian Government.
“I salute the Nigerian mainstream media and International Media that have been covering the March to remain resolute and stand by the truth.”