Nigerian Militia Leader Was Secretly Arrested at JKIA – Family

Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a group that is calling for the independence of Biafra from Nigeria.
  • Kenya has found itself at the centre of a diplomatic crisis after it was accused of secretly arresting a wanted Nigerian politician who is wanted for leading a group declared as a banned militia group by the Federal Government of Nigeria. 

    Nnamdi Kanu grabbed international news on Tuesday, June 29, after he was presented at a Nigerian Court. 

    Authorities in the West African country initially claimed that Kanu was arrested and extradited from the United Kingdom where he also has citizenship status. 

    Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a group that is calling for the independence of Biafra from Nigeria
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    However, the UK government denied having anything to do with the arrest of the man who leads an outlawed group that calls for the independence of Biafra from Nigeria. 

    Kanu’s brother Kingsley has now alleged that the Nigerian leader was headed to his Kenyan home in Kileleshwa, Nairobi when he was stopped for questioning by officials at JKIA.

    He threatened that the family would sue Kenya.

    “We will hold Kenyan and Nigerian government responsible for whatever may happened to my brother. We don’t know why they did this to him. It is an incident of extraordinary rendition,” Kingsley stated.

    Kingsley, who is a resident of Germany, added that the family was in talks with a number of lawyers to know the way forward including suing Kenya.

    kenyagist.com contacted Foreign Affairs PS Kamau Macharia for a comment but were yet to get any response by the time of publishing.

    The Biafra leader was on Tuesday, June 29, presented before the Federal High Court of Abuja.

    “Nnamdi Kanu has been intercepted. He has been brought back to Nigeria in order to continue facing trial after disappearing,” Justice Minister Abubakar Malam said.

    On his part, Kanu’s lawyer Nnemeka Ojeifor was aggrieved that his client was arraigned in court without his lawyers

    “If they want justice, they know Nnamdi Kanu has lawyers. I am one of the lawyers. Why was he brought to court without informing us? How can they arraign him without telling his lawyers? This is totally unacceptable, unconstitutional,” Ojeifor told DW.

    Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a group that is calling for the independence of Biafra from Nigeria
    Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of a group that is calling for the independence of Biafra from Nigeria
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  • Source: KENYAGIST.COM