Igbo group to UK: Nnamdi Kanu is a British citizen, defend his rights


The World Igbo Congress has urged the British Government to defend the rights of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, following his arrest by the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The group argued that Kanu is a British citizen, hence, his fundamental rights should be protected by the British government.

The group’s Chairman, Anthony Ejiofor; and Public Relations Officer, Basil Onwukwe made this known in a statement titled, ‘Statement of the World Igbo Congress on the abduction of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government of Nigeria’.

The group also described Kanu’s arrest as “illegal abduction and international gangsterism”.

The statement partly read, “It has also been confirmed to us that Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen, was abducted in a country other than the United Kingdom to which he travelled on a British passport.


“Consequently, this raises the spectre of illegal abduction and international gangsterism that violates the spirit of the process of extradition.

“World Igbo Congress, therefore, calls on the Nigerian Government to ensure that Nnamdi Kanu is treated in accordance with the rules and international conventions that guarantee that his rights and personal safety are protected.”

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