Jubilation As UK Parliament Debates Nnamdi Kanu’s Repatriation From Kenya To Nigeria Today
Today, the United Kingdom Parliament will begin debating the repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, from Kenya to Nigeria (Wednesday).
Nnamdi Kanu, who was traveling on a British passport, was not detained on British soil, according to the British government.
IPOB had accused the Buhari administration of kidnapping its leader in an East African country, a charge backed up by Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, who said Kenya’s special police unit had arrested and tortured him before handing him over to the Nigerian government.
Meanwhile, Kenya’s High Commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, has denied that Kanu was detained in Nigeria.
However, according to a parliamentary agenda posted on the UK Parliament’s website, a debate on the British government’s judgment of Kenya’s role in Mr. Kanu’s detention will be held on Wednesday, July 7.
Lord Alton of Liverpool, according to the letter, will raise the issue in the House of Lords and question the government about the separatist leader’s transfer 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 provided to him by the High Commission in Abuja. HL1665,” the document reads.