Many stories of how the IPOB leader was caught has been circulating on the internet, the federal government has finally revealed how the security agencies carried out the arrest successfully.
On Thursday Nigerian Government said the re-arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was accomplished via collaborations with the Nigerian security and intelligence agencies, and authorities from other countries.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information and Culture, disclosed this on Thursday while addressing newsmen, although he never mentioned a particular country where he was nabbed.
According to Mohammed, the FG has an obligation with the countries that aided the re-arrest, stating that the Nigerian Government “will continue to respect and honour the obligations”.
He said, “Finally, there have been speculations on how this re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the proscribed IPOB was nabbed.
“What we can tell you, once again, is that the re-arrest was made possible by the diligent efforts of our security and intelligence agencies, in collaboration with countries with which we have obligations. We continue to respect and honour the obligations”.
Meanwhile, Nnamdi Kanu’s family had disclosed that he was ‘unlawfully’ arrested in Kenya.
Speaking in a statement on Wednesday, Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu said the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra was unlawfully arrested in Kenya, detained and was subsequently extracted from the country to Nigeria,
Emmanuel said the federal government violated the principles of the rule of law by arresting his brother adding that the British High Commission must insist on Nnamdi Kanu’s release.
The statement reads, “My brother Nnamdi Kanu demands the right to self-determination for Biafra. Self-determination is the right tthat underpins the United Nations.
“Because Biafrans support Nnamdi Kanu’s call for Biafran self-determination, my brother has now been subjected to the most serious violations of international law.
“Whilst visiting Kenya, Nnamdi Kanu was detained and handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria.
“My brother has been subjected 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.”
“Nnamdi Kanu holds both British and Nigerian citizenship. Nnamdi Kanu is Biafran, not Nigerian. He has rejected his Nigerian citizenship.
“The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release.
“They must guarantee his safety and security. 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. 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.”
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