UK govt pledges to assist Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader
UK govt pledges to assist Nnamdi Kanu, IPOB leader regarding his re-arrest. The British High Commission is seeking further clarification from the federal government regarding Kanu’s arrest.
The British High Commission has stated that it will engage the Nigerian Government over the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
According to a spokesperson of the British High Commission, Dean Hurlock, he revealed that the commission is “in the process of seeking clarification” from the federal government over Kanu’s rearrest.
In the message, Hurlock explained that the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office “stands ready to provide consular assistance”,
The reports show that because the IPOB leader is a British citizen, the country is committed to doing what it can in order to find out if the reasons for the arrest is valid.
The UK can’t just allow a citizen be detained without being certain for sure that the person is guilty and should be arrested,
The IPOB leader, who has a British passport was arrested by Nigerian security agents and extradited to Nigeria on Sunday, the 27th of June, 2021.
Nnamdi Kanu was convicted to continue his trial before the Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court sitting, located in Abuja.
Based on the charges, the IPOB leader is facing trial for committing treason. The federal government has blamed the accused for committing crimes of terrorism and counts him as a threat to the peace and sanity of the federal republic of Nigeria.
Over the past couple of months, with the rapid increase in insecurity, the IPOB has been seen as being the major culprit of the violence due to ethnic division in the country.
Furthermore, the leader through his influence tends to encourage the movement of the Igbos or Eastern Nigeria standing on their own as a country, thereby being a threat to the current administration.
According to Kanu’s brother, Emmanuel, the IPOB leader was picked up in Kenya over the weekend.
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