The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was picked up at a location in Africa, a top source in the Nigerian government revealed, SaharaReporters reports.
One of the sources said, “He was not arrested in London or anywhere in the United Kingdom. Diplomats confirmed that Kanu was picked up somewhere in Africa. The family and IPOB are very unhappy. Apparently, they have known about the trailing and arrest for some time.”
The family of Nnamdi Kanu asked the Federal Government not to manhandle their son, who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Speaking in Umuahia, the Abia state capital, Nnamdi Kanu’s younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu said the IPOB leader stood on the path of truth and committed no crime to deserve any persecution.
According to him, Nnamdi was only asking for the freedom of Biafrans which is their fundamental human right hence, his rights should be respected.
He said the whole world is watching how the Nigerian Government will handle Kanu.
He further noted that his brother had awakened the consciousness of Nigerians about the goings-on in the country.
“My brother stood for the truth, and Heaven is on the part of anyone standing for the truth.
“He committed no crime, and the whole world is watching,” Emmanuel added.
Meanwhile, there has been an uneasy calm across Umuahia, since the news of his arrest broke.
People were observed discussing the matter in hushed tones with some people still bewildered about the entire scenario, while some doubted if the news was true.
Nnamdi Kanu was rearrested in Kenya, detained illegally – Omokri
Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, has hinted that Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, was rearrested in Kenya.
Omokri said a top official of the Nigerian government disclosed this to him.
He disclosed the the United Kingdom, UK, was not aware of Kanu’s rearrest and extradition to Nigeria.
In a tweet, Omokri said the government official disclosed that Kanu’s detention was illegal.
Omokri wrote: “I just spoke with a top UK government source. Nnamdi Kanu was NOT arrested or extradited by the British.
“According to this official, Kanu was “almost definitely arrested in KENYA” and “it was an illegal detention”. I won’t reveal my source, but I have him on record.”
Kanu was rearrested on Sunday by a combined team of Nigerian and foreign security operatives.
This was disclosed by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
Malami had disclosed this during a press conference in Abuja on Tuesday.
Biafra: Asari Dokubo linked to Nnamdi Kanu’s rearrest by Buhari govt
Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan has suggested a Nigerian who may have been responsible for the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Omokri suggested that Asari Dokubo, an ex-Niger Delta Militant may be the link to Kanu’s rearrest by the Nigerian government.
The former presidential aide recalled how Dokubo threatened to bring Kanu down, a few weeks ago.
In a tweet, Omokri wrote: “Exactly 2 weeks ago, Nnamdi Kanu quarrelled with Asari Dokubo and Asari promised to deal with him. He even swore on the Quran.
“Asari’s exact words on June 14 were “I will surely bring you down.”
“And now this. Is it a coincidence?
“Don’t make unnecessary enemies.”
Dokubo has been against the IPOB leader following a fallout between them.
The fallout between the former Niger Delta warlord and Kanu was due to ideological differences on the agitation for Biafra.
Following their fallout, Dokubo had created the Biafra Customary Government (BCG).
Dokubo had vowed to destroy Kanu, while describing him as a thief using the agitation for Biafra as a business.
“Nnamdi Kanu, I’m not in your category but for this, I will surely bring you down. I will destroy this evil empire that is working as a hindrance to the restoration of Biafra,” Dokubo had threatened.