Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was detained in Kenya, according to Kingsley Kanu, his brother.
This was revealed by Kingsley in a statement published today, June 30. He said that his brother was imprisoned by Kenyan police until he was deported to Nigeria.
“My brother Nnamdi Kanu is calling for Biafra’s right to self-determination. The right to self-determination is a cornerstone of the United Nations. My brother has been exposed to the most egregious violations of international law because Biafrans support Nnamdi Kanu’s quest for Biafran self-determination.
Kenya and Nigeria have kidnapped and held my brother in captivity. They have broken the rule of law’s most fundamental precepts. One of the most heinous crimes a state may commit is extraordinary rendition. Nigeria and Kenya must both be held accountable. Nnamdi Kanu, my brother, deserves justice.
My brother’s urgent release must be demanded by the British High Commission in Nigeria. They must ensure that he is protected and secure. Nnamdi Kanu must be restored to his wife and boys in the United Kingdom. Dominic Raab, the Foreign Secretary, must make it plain to Nigerian authorities that arbitrary imprisonment of British people will not be tolerated, and that the UK government condemns Nigerians and Kenyans for subverting the rule of law.
Raab, as Foreign Secretary, must be forthright. Those who use extraordinary rendition will face the consequences. The British government must insist on Nnamdi Kanu’s justice.”