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EXTRADITION: British lawmaker addresses Nnamdi Kanu as Nigerian ‘activist’ in his question to Her Majesty

By Kalu Nwokoro Idika

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Several reactions have continued to trail the sudden re-arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government of Nigeria

Recall that Attorney General of the Federation Abubakar Malami last week in a statement said Nnamdi Kanu was intercepted and arrested by the secret intelligence agencies through the help of international collaborators.

Though, he refused to give clear account of how and where the leader of IPOB was arrested.

Considering the secrecy and intrigues that characterized his arrest, a member of the House of Commons in British Parliament, Lord Alton of Liverpool has written to Her Majesty’s Government asking to know the effort it has made so far in knowing the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigeria activist Nnamadi Kanu, the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will, and the assistance being provided to Kanu by the High Commission in Abuja.

These questions according to a statement in the official website of the House of Commons were tabled on 5 July 2021 and will get due response by 19 July 2021

Lord Alton questions read, “To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the government of Kenya in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamadi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding the transfer of Mr Kanu to Nigeria against his will, and (3) of any assistance being provided to him by the High Commission in Abuja.”

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