Ripples Nigeria had reported that one of the groups protesting against the policies of President Buhari are the Yoruba Nation and Biafra agitators, Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) which is headed by Prof Banji Akintoye.
Akintoye had accused the Nigerian govt of renting Americans for a counter protest at the cost of $500 per person.
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In a seeming confirmation of Akintoye’s accusation in the video seen by Ripples Nigeria on Friday, the unnamed African-American from the Bronx confirmed the claims saying, “I can protest on behalf of blacks and anyone. I was paid to protests. I don’t know what the information is about or what I am protesting about. It is not just about being paid. All I was told is that they needed me for this. We are from the Bronx and someone approached us for it.”
The NINAS’ protest tagged, ‘Million-Man Freedom March,’ was to show the world “the crimes against humanity, attacks on press freedom, free speech and other criminalities being aided by the Buhari-led government of Nigeria,” Akintoye explained.
The Federal Government is yet to issue an official statement regarding these claims.
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