…accuses Kenya, Nigeria of ‘extraordinary rendition,’ says British govt must insist on justice for Kanu
Kingsley Kanu, younger brother of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has said his brother was arrested in Kenya.
Since Tuesday when it announced the IPOB leader’s arrest abroad and reptrariation, the Federal Government has remained silent on the exact location where Kanu’s arrest was effected, fuelling media speculations.
But Kingsley, in a statement on Wednesday, said Kenyan authorities held the IPOB leader in detention until his extradition to Nigeria last Sunday.
However, FirstNews cannot independently verify Kanu’s brother’s claim.
According to a statement issued by Kingsley on Wednesday, “My brother Nnamdi Kanu demands the right to self-determination for Biafra. Self-determination is the right to that 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.
“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.
“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.”