UK demands Nigeria’s full explanation of Kanu’s arrest

THE United Kingdom has demanded Nigeria’s explanation on how the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and repatriated to the country.

“We are seeking clarification from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu,” Britain Foreign Office Junior Minister Tariq Ahmad was quoted by Reuters to have said.

The Nigerian government, through the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami, claimed Kanu was extradited two days before he was brought before an Abuja Federal High Court on Tuesday, June 29.


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    Although the Nigerian authorities have refused to disclose how and where the IPOB leader was arrested, Kanu’s personal testimonies to his lawyers and his allies have fingered Kenyan security operatives in his arrest, an allegation Kenya has since refuted.

    Kanu faces an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms.

    Kanu jumped bail and fled Nigeria after soldiers raided his residence in Umuahia, Abia State, in 2017.

    His trial resumes on the 26th of the month.

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