Nigerian born US Economic Development Practitioner, Ejike Okpa, has criticized the reported decision by the UK to grant asylum to members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who claim to be persecuted by the Nigerian Government.
IPOB is a secessionist movement from the South Eastern part of the country that has been proscribed as an unlawful organization.
Mr. Okpa in a post he shared on the social media, described IPOB members as disgruntled folks causing problems they have not sought to address using their own means.
He argued that it is better to allow nations grapple with the real issues of growth so they will appreciate their commitment to nation building.
IPOB has been accused of being behind the worsening insecurity in the South East as attack on police facilities and killing of security personnel has become a regular occurrence.
The latest is the attack on the home of the governor of Imo state in Oru East Local Government Area of the state on Saturday where two security operatives were killed.
In an operation by joint security team on same Saturday, one man identified as Ikonso Commander, believed to be the right-hand man of the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was killed in his hideout.
6 of his gang members were also killed in that operation.
The gang is said to be responsible for the attack on the Imo state police command head quarters and the correctional centre in Owerri, the state capital.
Mr. Okpa ended his position with an advice for the UK:
“Shut the door on all asylum and refugee seekers. Where does it end? Nip it before it becomes hydrated faucet.