Empire Kanu, former Nigeria Ambassador to Argentina, has lambasted the Federal Authorities for what he described as the kidnapping and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, chief of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB.
Kanu suggested the Nigerian authorities to handle the germane points inflicting agitations as an alternative of persecuting Kanu
The previous envoy cautioned the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari towards looking the IPOB chief as if he(Nnamdi Kanu)had been the issue of Nigeria.
Empire Kanu, who can be a primary republic Home of Representatives member, challenged the Buhari administration to show real efforts in direction of addressing the grievances of secessionist teams Within the nation.
The previous lawmaker puzzled why the federal government is exhibiting a lot curiosity in Nnamdi Kanu who is just agitating for fairness and justice whereas doing little to rein in Fulani herdsmen and bandits ravaging the nation.
“This union was pressured on us by the British. The query is: what’s Nnamdi asking for? Is it not a easy referendum? Why is the federal government afraid of giving a referendum to him and others who imagine within the trigger he’s championing to find out whether or not or not they wish to proceed on this union?
“Why is it that Britain allowed Eire and Scotland to have a referendum however is unwilling to permit the Japanese area to have a referendum?
“Britain ought to discuss now and depart us alone. In the event you give us a referendum no one will agitate once more as a result of the end result of the referendum will resolve this quarrel.
“So, what’s the drawback in asking for a referendum? Is the Authorities not the one harassing Nnamdi Kanu? They’re those harassing the poor boy.”
Kanu demanded that Nigerian Authorities accord the IPOB chief his authentic rights after they kidnapped him again to the nation.
Though the Buhari authorities is but to make public how and the place Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and introduced again to Nigeria however a number of studies have it that the IPOB chief was arrested with the assistance of Kenyan authorities, who detained the separatist chief earlier than handing him over to the Nigerian authorities.
He was arraigned earlier than Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal Excessive Courtroom final Tuesday and remanded on the Division of State Companies, DSS. His trial will proceed on July 26, 2021.
In the meantime, the IPOB chief had narrated to his lawyer, Barrister Ifeanyi Ejiofor how he was crushed mercilessly, tortured and left unconscious by Keyan authorities earlier than being handed over to the Nigerian authorities.