Rights Group Asks UK to Repatriate Biafra’s Leader, Nnamdi Kanu
The Advocate of Social Justice for All has threatened to occupy the UK embassy if the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is not extradited to Nigeria, to allow him to answer the treason charges against him. The rights group was reacting to the shocking revelation made by former Abia State governor, Orji Uzor Kalu that Kanu fled to London through Malaysia.
The Nigerian Government is unhappy that despite the overwhelming evidence that Kanu is now in the U.K, the Bristish High Commission is feigning ignorance and also demanding for his whereabout.
Patriot Asogo Venantius Torkuma, the ASJA Executive Director who led the protest vowed to occupy the UK high commission daily until Kanu is produced by the Uk authorities.
The protesters numbering over 1000 defied the heavy down pour in Abuja and demanded for his extradition back to the country to face charges.
“The Advocates of Social Justice for All is here today in fulfilment of its earlier demand that the United Kingdom, through its High Commission produce the leader of the terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), Nnamdi Kanu, whom we have now reliably verified to have escaped to London through the active collaboration of his second country.
“We had clearly stated that we shall occupy this High Commission if the UK fails to produce Kanu.
” Our stance was informed by the knowledge that the UK was instrumental to the escape of the terrorist leader only for it to turn around to ask Nigerian authorities for clarification on the state and status of Kanu.
“Because Nnamdi Kanu holds dual citizenship of Nigeria and the United Kingdom, we do not refute the High Commission’s right to inquire about its “citizen” so to speak.
“But we do have issues with what the High Commission did in the period preceding when Kanu’s IPoB was declared a terrorist organization and what it did afterwards. It smacks of the worst case of double standard possible”.