Nnamdi Kanu: UK Makes Position Known

Nnamdi Kanu
IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

The United Kingdom has made it’s position known over the rearrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

According to the Head of Communications, British High Commission in Abuja, Dean Hurlock, the UK will provide consular assistance to Kanu.

Hurlock, who said this on Tuesday, reaffirmed that Kanu was neither arrested in the UK nor was he extradited from the UK.

He said, “In response to any queries on whether Nnamdi Kanu was extradited from the UK, we can reaffirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK and nor was he extradited from the UK.

“With regards to any questions about the possible legality of his arrest, the British High Commission in Abuja is currently in the process of seeking clarification from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest.

“With regard to any questions about whether the British High Commission is providing assistance in this case, we can confirm that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office stands ready to provide “consular” assistance.

“With regard to any questions about what the UK thinks about the proposed legal process that Nnamdi Kanu is facing in Nigeria, the UK would expect any trial or legal proceedings to follow due process.

“This is as much as we can say on this matter for now. I will be happy to provide further responses to additional questions in due course.”

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