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UK must insist on Nnamdi Kanu’s release, says brother


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Kingsley, sibling of the arrested leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has urged the British High Commission in Nigeria to insist on his release from the Federal Government.

WuzupNigeria reported that Kanu was apprehended by the Nigerian Government on Sunday, and was arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja who ordered his detention at the Department of State Services facility pending the outcome of his trial.

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Kingsley Kanu was quoted as saying, “My brother has been subject to extraordinary rendition by Kenya and Nigeria. They have violated the most basic principles of the rule of law.

“Extraordinary rendition is one of the most serious crimes states can commit. Both Nigeria and Kenya must be held to account. I demand justice for my brother, Nnamdi Kanu.”

Kingsley added, “The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security.

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“Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law.

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“Foreign Secretary, Raab must be clear. There will be consequences for those who resort to extraordinary rendition. The British Government must insist upon justice for Nnamdi Kanu.”

However, in a chat with The PUNCH on Wednesday, IPOB spokesperson, Emma Powerful revealed that Kanu was arrested during a visit to Kenya before being extradited to Nigeria.