Archbishop of Enugu Provence, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Most Rev Emmanuel Chukwuma, has described the arrest of the Supreme Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a welcome development.
Chukwuma, who accused Kanu of jumping bail, stated that he didn’t appreciate Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and others who secured his bail.
He said, “Rather, when he was abroad, he was instigating people to cause confusion. We warned him several times to stop that. It’s not only that; we felt that if you are a leader and you are part of the problem of Nigeria, you should come down here, so we can discuss with others on how to solve the problem.”
WITHIN NIGERIA had earlier reported that the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN, on Tuesday, announced Kanu’s arrest during an emergency media briefing in his office.
It was gathered that Kanu was arrested by a combined team of Nigerian and foreign security agents in a coordinated interception on Sunday, June 27.
According to the clergyman, the IPOB leader, “played into the hands of Nigerian Intelligence Agency, who set him up with a woman from London to Brazil, where he was arrested and then tranquilised to the point of bringing him to Nigeria.
“That shows irresponsibility. How can a woman and tranquiliser be a way of catching you if you are really a very strong leader? I feel disappointed in him because they lured him out of London to Brazil with a woman. It’s a shame.”