Nnamdi Kanu’s repatriation to Nigeria will be debated in the UK parliament.
The United Kingdom Parliament is set to hold a debate on the repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Last Monday, the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), stated that Kanu had been repatriated and charged. Malami, however, did not identify the location of the IPOB leader’s repatriation.
However, IPOB and other important groups claimed that Kanu was repatriated from Kenya, an allegation that Kenya has since refuted. The separatist group had accused the President’s regime, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd. ), of kidnapping its leader in Kenya, a claim confirmed by Kanu’s attorney, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who accused Kenya’s special police force of arresting, detaining, and torturing Kanu for days before handing him over to the Nigerian government. Last week, the British government also confirmed that Kanu, who was traveling with a British passport, was not detained on British soil. However, according to a parliamentary agenda posted on its website, the UK Parliament will hold a debate on Wednesday, July 7, to consider the British government’s judgment of Kenya’s role in Mr. Kanu’s detention.
According to the paper, Lord Alton of Liverpool will raise the subject in the House of Lords and question the administration about the transportation of the separatist leader to Nigeria. “Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of (1) the alleged role of the Kenyan government in the detention and alleged mistreatment of Nigerian activist Nnamdi Kanu, (2) the circumstances surrounding Mr. Kanu’s transfer to Nigeria against his will, and (3) any assistance being provided to him by the High Commission in Abuja,” the document stated.