A group identified as the International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law has disclosed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu was trapped by some people of his tribe over some lingering issues.
Intersociety further stated that the IPOB leader was arrested at an airport in Kenya and later attracted the attention of the Nigerian diplomatic officials.
The group in a statement signed by its Principal Officers, Emeka Umeagbalasi, Obianuju Igboeli, and Chidimma Udegbunam, said the; “scuffle attracted Nigerian diplomatic officials and security attachés at Nairobi, the country’s capital.
“He was later on Sunday, 27th June 2021 handed over to Nigerian security attaches and diplomatic officials after providing paper evidence that he is being wanted in Nigeria for the continuation of his trial where he jumped bail and escaped from judicial justice,” the group claimed.
“The leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested on the Sat night of June 26, 2021, in Kenya, a member of the African Union. He had travelled to Israel, having transited from Germany to Israel before heading to Kenya, where he was intercepted on Saturday night, 26th June 2021.”
“He appeared to have been trapped by some persons of his tribal stock over some lingering issues.”
“His arrest was initially taken to be a minor immigration issue, which later turned out to be a clear act of ‘strawmen’ and subsequently attracted the involvement of the Nigerian diplomatic officials and security attachés at Nairobi, the country’s capital.”
“He was later on Sunday, 27th June 2021 handed over to Nigerian security attaches and diplomatic officials after providing paper evidence that he is being wanted in Nigeria for the continuation of his trial where he jumped bail and escaped from judicial justice.”
“Intersociety has remained opposed to all forms of offensive violence and a stickler of pacifism. As an apostle of ‘positive peace’ or absence of structural, cultural and physical violence’, we challenge the Nigerian Government and aggrieved non-state actors to eschew violence and embrace dialogue and reconciliation.”
“To ensure this, the Nigerian Government must ensure the round-the-clock safety and welfare of the IPOB leader in its custody as it will be more catastrophically untamed should anything untoward happens to him. The Government should consider granting him and his group amnesty including withdrawal of all charges against him and his members, the same way the Government has been treating the “repentant Boko Haram and Banditry Jihadists” as well an-tagging of IPOB as ‘a terror group’.” the statement read.
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