Exclusive: Nnamdi Kanu’s British passport found in Kenya – UK Tabloid
As the detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), continues to spark controversy, evidence has emerged revealing that the Buhari regime “abducted” and repatriated him from Kenya.
iexclusive News Nigeria reports that since Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s homecoming in June, the dictatorship has remained silent in the country where he was abducted.
Even though and counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, has accused the regime of abducting the separatist leader in collusion with the Kenyan government.
Mr. Ejiofor said that Nnamdi Kanu the separatist leader was held and tortured by Kenya’s special police squad before being handed over to the Nigerian authorities.
Before Mr. Ejiofor’s claim, Kenya’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, had refuted claims that Mr. Nnamdi Kanu had been arrested in the country, calling them “deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feelings in the minds of certain sections of the Nigerian people against the people of Kenya.”
However, according to The Guardian, a British news agency, Mr. Kanu’s UK passport is still in Kenya.
According to the publication, he entered the East African country this year with his British passport and a visa that expired in June.
The disclosure appeared to suggest that Mr. Buhari had yet to abandon the crude techniques he used as a military junta in 1984 when former Nigerian minister Umar Dikko was kidnapped in London and placed in a wooden crate to be brought to Nigeria.
Mr. Dikko was later uncovered by British intelligence and the scheme was foiled, exposing both Mr. Buhari and Nigeria to international disgrace.
In addition, Kingsley Kanu, the British-Nigerian citizen’s brother, said that they spoke on the phone a few days before his detention in June.
“I talked to him on the phone, and he was fine, in Nairobi. According to his associates, he went out, but he didn’t bring his documents with him, so he wasn’t planning on going anywhere. Then we see him paraded in shackles in Abuja,” the source reported Kingsley Kanu as saying.
“It is an unusual rendition, facilitated by Kenyan authorities,” he added, adding that “it is an outrage that cannot be tolerated.” We are holding the Nigerian and Kenyan governments accountable.”
Kingsley also said that the UK government was in contact with the separatist leader’s legal team due to concerns that he might be abused in jail.
Dean Hurlock, Head of Communications at the British High Commission in Abuja, stated last week that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office would offer Mr. Kanu “consular” assistance.
“In response to any inquiries about whether the British High Commission is offering help in this instance, we can affirm that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office stands available to provide ‘consular support,” Mr. Hurlock said.