Bruce Fein, international lawyer for the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed that the US Congress has set a goal of Nigeria being listed as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The American lawyer made it known in a tweet on Monday night, stating that if it enlists, Nigeria would be classified along with Iran and other states as sponsors of terrorism.

According to him, Nigeria was being considered a sponsor of terrorism because of the Kanu trial and Boko Haram’s activities in the country.

He described the Chairman of the Africa Subcommittee, Chris Smith, as “eagle-eyed”.

Fein tweeted: “The United States Congress has targeted Nigeria for being listed as a State Sponsor of Terror to join Iran and others, based on MNK kidnapping, torture and extraordinary rendition and collusion with Boko Haram. The chair of the Africa Subcommittee, Chris Smith, has the eyes of an eagle.”

This comes a week after a US lawmaker, Jarvis Johnson, demanded Kanu’s release.

The member representing District 139 in the Texas House of Representatives had called on the federal government to immediately release the IPOB leader, accusing the regime’s president, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (ret.), of engaging in “genocide and crimes against Biafrans.”

He called on the US government to force the Nigerian government to immediately release the “top freedom fighter”.

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