Following the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government, the UK government has promised to offer consular support to Nnamdi Kanu.
According to NG Times Online News, the UK government, through the British High Commission, has stated that it will engage the Nigerian government over the detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Recall NG Times Online News reported that Kanu owns a British citizenship passport.
According to this online news outlet, a spokeswoman for the British High Commission, Dean Hurlock, stated that the commission is “in the process of seeking clarification” from the federal government regarding Kanu’s re-arrest.
In the message, Hurlock said the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office “stands ready to provide consular assistance”.
On Sunday, Nigerian security officers detained the IPOB leader, who holds a British passport, and deported him to Nigeria.
Kanu was extradited to the Federal High Court in Abuja, where he would be tried by Justice Binta Nyako.
The IPOB leader is being prosecuted for treason.
Emmanuel Kanu, Kanu’s brother, revealed that the IPOB leader was apprehended in Kenya over the weekend.