Brother of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) identified as Kingsley Kanu has disclosed that the separatist leader was arrested in Kenya.
This was contained in a statement released on Wednesday by Nnamdi Kanu’s brother.
According to Kingsley, his brother wasdetained while visiting Kenya and “handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria”.
Recall that the attorney-general of the federation (AGF), Abubakar Malami on Tuesday stated that the IPOB leader was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and Security Services.”
Although Kingsley did not state where the separatist leader was arrested but WITHIN NIGERIA learnt that Kanu, who is based in the UK, was lured to an African country with a promise of cash donations and was then picked up.
According to security sources, Kanu was tracked through some members of IPOB who were recently arrested following a massive military operation in the south-east.
Kingsley said Kanu has been “subjected to the most serious violations of international law” because of his quest for self-determination.
“Whilst visiting Kenya, Nnamdi Kanu was detained and handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria,” he said.
“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.