Kingsley Kanu, brother to the leader Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the, says his brother was arrested in Kenya.
In a statement released today June 30, said his brother was detained while visiting Kenya and “handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria.”
“My brother Nnamdi Kanu demands the right to self-determination for Biafra. Self-determination is the right that underpins the United Nations.
‘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.’
He asked the British High Commission in Nigeria to “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,” he said.
“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.
Earlier yesterday been June 29, 2021, Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami, said the IPOB leader was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and Security Services.”
However, the AGF didn’t state where the separatist leader was arrested but the cable reported that Kanu was lured to an African country with a promise of cash donations and was then picked up.