British High Commission Reacts to Arrest of IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu

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The British High Commission has spoken on the arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Responding to contact by The Cable newspaper, Dean Hurlock, a spokesperson of the British High Commission clarified that Kanu was not picked up in the UK where he is based.

“We can confirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK for extradition purposes,” the text message sent to the cable reads.

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Kanu was first arrested on October 14, 2015, following years of his campaign for the sovereign state of Biafra.

He however fled Nigeria after he was granted bail in 2017 after soldiers invaded his residence in Abia state during a military clampdown on IPOB members.

Nigeria Government has find it difficult to re-arrest Kanu due in part to his UK citizenship. Government sources say the IPOB leader was arrested outside the UK.

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