- The Forum of Nigerian Professionals in Atlanta, Georgia, has written President Donald Trump of the United States, warning him of the activities of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra
- President Trump was reminded that the Nigerian government recently raised a red flag on the activities of IPOB
- The group asked the US president to ensure that the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is not granted permission to enter the country under whatever guise
- According to the group, Kanu's presence in the US might have unpleasant consequences for Nigerian residents in that country and American citizens
President Donald Trump of the United States has been urged by the Forum of Nigerian Professionals in Atlanta, Georgia, to put measures in place that will stamp out the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)'s terror activities.
This was made known in a letter jointly signed by the forum's president and vice president, Pat Alao-Moses and Moses Omotosho, respectively.
In the letter addressed to the White House and dated Friday, August 30, the group said the letter was necessitated by IPOB’s persistent threat to their compatriots in the US and other parts of the world.
The group reminded President Trump that the Nigerian government recently raised a red flag on the activities of IPOB.
The letter read: "Mr. President may wish to be informed that the history of IPOB in Nigeria is replete with tales of blood and sorrow, and they have attempted to constitute themselves into a parallel government in Nigeria which was resisted by the Nigerian military."
The group informed President Trump that IPOB has links with global terrorist networks, adding that its continued operations in the US may have far-reaching consequences for the safety of the lives of American citizens.
The letter continued: "Mr. President, we consequently wish to inform you that IPOB members are scattered across in the United States of America and they have been suspected to be holding nocturnal meetings at residences, offices, restaurants, pubs, clubs to evade the prying eyes of the security agencies.
"Mr. President, we are afraid for the consequences of the continued existence of IPOB in the United States of America and wish to send an SOS to you to do all within your powers to nip in the mud the threat posed by the presence of IPOB in the United States of America."
The group asked the US president to ensure that the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is not granted permission to enter the country under whatever guise.
The letter added: "This is because his presence might have unpleasant consequences for Nigerians residents in the United States and who do not share in the ideology of his terrorist group, as well as Americans who are going about their daily endeavours.
"Mr. President, the unfortunate attack of 9/11 is still fresh on our minds hence this letter of appeal for your urgent intervention in addressing the security threat posed by IPOB members in the United States and its leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu should not be allowed entry into the United States of America."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Association of Nigerian Professionals in Europe (ANPE) cautioned the European Union (EU) member states of an alleged threat by the leader and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra to attack Nigerian leaders who travel abroad.
The association in a communique issued after an emergency meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on Monday, August 26, condemned the activities of IPOB and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, against a former deputy Senate president, Ike Ekweremadu.
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