The International Society for Civil Liberties and Rule of Law has expressed concerns over the wellbeing and safety of the Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, rearrested by the Nigerian Government on Saturday.
This was disclosed in a statement, addressed to the Nigerian Government by the Intersocieties members, who commended the Nigerian Government for not killing him, while on transit from Kenya.
According to Intersociety who confirmed the circumstances involved in Kanu’s rearrest, stated that, “Kanu was arrested on Saturday night of June 26, 2021in Kenya, he traveled to Isreal having transited from Germany to Isreal before heading to Kenya, where he was intercepted. His arrest was initially taking 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 attaches at Nairobi, the country’s capital. He was later on Sunday 27th June, 2021 handed over to the Nigerian securities attaches and diplomatic officials after providing paper evidenc that ‘he is being wanted in Nigeria for continuation of his trial where he jumped bail and escaped from Judicial justice “.
The Civil law organization, cautions the Nigerian Government to ensure the safety and welfare of the IPOB leader is adequately guaranteed, noting that it would be disastrous of anything harmful happens to him. The group also urged the Nigerian Government to tamper justice with mercy, by demanding that Kanu be granted amnesty, and withdrawal of all charges, just as the Government absolves repentent Boko Haram and Banditry Jihadist of their heinous atrocities.
“We challenge the Nigerian Government and aggrieved non state actors to eschew violence and embrace dialogue and reconciliation. To ensure the round clock safety and welfare of the IPOB leader in its custody as it will be mor catastrophically untamed should anything happens to him. The Government should consider granting him and his group amnesty, including withdrawal of all charges against him, and his members, same way the government has been treating the repentant Boko Haram and Banditry Jihadist as well as untagging of IPOB as a terror group”, the group stated.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News / July 1, 2021