UK govt pledges assistance to separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu

UK govt pledges assistance to separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu


The United Kingdom government has promised to provide Consular assistance to Nnamdi Kanu, acclaimed separatist leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Kanu who has a British passport, was re-arrested by Nigerian security agents and extradited to Nigeria on Sunday.

Dean Hurlock, a spokesperson of the British High Commission in Nigeria told theCable on Wednesday that the UK is already in talk with Nigeria in that regard.

According to him, the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office “stands ready to provide consular assistance”.

TheNewspad reports that a Federal High court in Abuja presided over by Justice Binta Nyako ordered Kanu’s remand in DSS custody on Tuesday until July 26 for continuation of his trial on 11 count charge, bordering on reason, terrorism, unlawful possession of fire arms.

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