The British Government has removed a report it published concerning its asylum policy in connection to separatist pro-Biafra groups including; Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Movement for the Actualization of Biafra (MASSOB), and their splinter groups.
Recall that The Federal Government of Nigeria had reprimanded the British government for showing asylum support for the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB and MASSOB, tagged it as disrespectful, inexplicable, and also a development that would thwart the Nations fight against violence and terrorism.
In the ‘Country Policy and Information Note Nigeria: Biafran secessionist groups’ released on Tuesday, April 20, the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI), had directed its decision-makers to consider if a person “who actively and openly supports IPOB is likely to be at risk of arrest and detention, and ill-treatment which is likely to amount to persecution.”
The British government had revealed in a new email delivered to Radio Now and approved by Hannah Dawson, senior communications officer-Newsdesk at the Home office, says the policy is undergoing review and will be published immediately it is ready.
Although the UK government hasn’t in any way, disclose the specific time as to when the updated policy will be published on their website.