Nnamdi Kanu subject to extraordinary rendition by Kenya and Nigeria, says brother

By our reporter| Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was arrested in Kenya, his brother, Kingsley Kanu said on Wednesday.

In a statement on Wednesday, Kingsley said his brother was detained while visiting Kenya and “handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria”.

According to him, Kanu has been “subjected to the most serious violations of international law” because of his quest for self-determination.

Kingsley said, “Whilst visiting Kenya, Nnamdi Kanu was detained and handed over to the Nigerian authorities who then flew him to Nigeria.”

“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.

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“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.

Nigeria’s attorney-general (AGF) and minister of justice, on Tuesday, announced that Kanu was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and Security Services.”

According to security sources, Kanu, who is based in the UK, was lured to an African country with a promise of cash donations and was then picked up.

The IPOB leader was tracked through some members of IPOB who were recently arrested following a massive military operation in the south-east.

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