The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has called on the British Government to stand up and defend the constitutional rights of arrested Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. ayokinews.com reports
This was made known in a statement titled ‘Statement of the World Igbo Congress on the abduction of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Federal Government of Nigeria’ and was issued by the group’s Chairman, Anthony Ejiofor; and Public Relations Officer, Basil Onwukwe.
The group called on the UK government to see to the arrest of the IPOB leader by the Nigerian Government who happens to also be a British citizen.
The statement partly reads; “It has also been confirmed to us that Nnamdi Kanu, a British citizen, was abducted in a country other than the United Kingdom to which he travelled on a British passport.
“Consequently, this raises the spectre of illegal abduction and international gangsterism that violates the spirit of the process of extradition.
“World Igbo Congress, therefore, calls on the Nigerian Government to ensure that Nnamdi Kanu is treated in accordance with the rules and international conventions that guarantee that his rights and personal safety are protected.”
WIC further added that the “British government should stand up and defend the right of her citizen. The UK (United Kingdom) government needs to investigate the collusion of any other country or party in this saga.”