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GoldenNewsNg reports that Nnamdi Kanu a popular Nigerian Biafra political activist has been rearrested and brought back to Nigeria.
He was intercepted on June 27.
Kanu is expected to be re-arraigned before the Federal High Court for the continuation of his trial.
This was made known at a briefing in Abuja on Tuesday by the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.
GoldenNewsNg reports that the apex Igbo socio-political organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has called for calm over the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Ohanaeze cautioned Igbos to desist from any form of protest that will endanger the Southeast and Nigeria.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the organisation’s Secretary-General made the call in reaction to the rearrest of the IPOB’s leader.
In a statement he issued, Isiguzoro said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls for calm and cautions Igbos to desist from any form of protests and processions that will bring more catastrophe for Southeastern Nigeria.
“The re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu the leader of IPOB is the beginning of the end of violent agitations in southeastern Nigeria and a lesson to others.
“Deviation from non-violent agitations contradicted what Igbos are known for. Self-determination should not be used for purposes of fortune and fame-seeking.
“Nnamdi Kanu’s refusal to adhere to the advice of Igbo leaders, elders and political leaders is the outcome of what had befallen him, he made a lot of enemies, especially those that would have saved him and the Federal Government will never lose grip on him again.
“We don’t think that any Igbo leader will stick out his/her neck for him, his re-arrest will eventually bring peace and stability to the region and avert another civil war that was raging on.
“The Federal Government should handle the situation carefully because of his large followers, his trial should be strictly based on the laws of the land, they shouldn’t kill him because it will destabilize the entire country.”
GoldenNewsNg reports that President Muhammadu Buhari’s Personal Assistant on New Media, Bashir Ahmad, on Tuesday reacted to the arrest of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
GoldenNewsNg had earlier reported that the IPOB leader was apprehended a combined team of Nigerian and foreign security agents in a coordinated interception.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, on Tuesday announced the arrest of Kanu in a press briefing.
Bashir in a post on his Facebook account noted that the language of President Buhari is now clear for everyone to understand.
“The language is now so clear for everyone to understand,” he wrote.
British High Commission Speaks On Nnamdi Kanu’s Arrest
GoldenNewsNg reports that the British high Commission has weighed in on the recent arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Dan Hurlock, a spokesperson to the commission disclosed that they are aware of Kanu’s arrest but that he was not captured in the UK as reported by some news platforms.
Hurlock stated ; “We can confirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK for extradition purposes“
It will be recalled that Kanu has been on the run since 2017 after he jumped bail while facing trial for treasonable felony. He was produced in court on Tuesday before Justice Binta Nyako, who remanded him in DSS custody until July 26th.
It will be recalled that Kanu is a british citizen and had been residing in the UK since he left Nigeria in 2017.
GoldenNewsNg report that the former aide to ex-president, Goodluck Jonathan, Reno Omokri, has hinted that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was rearrested in Kenya.
The former presidential aide noted that a top official of the federal government disclosed this to him.
Omokri further stated that the United Kingdom is not aware of Kanu’s rearrest and extradition to Nigeria.
He added that the government official disclosed that the IPOB leader’s detention was illegal.
Omokri wrote: “I just spoke with a top UK government source. Nnamdi Kanu was NOT arrested or extradited by the British.”
“According to this official, Kanu was “almost definitely arrested in KENYA” and “it was an illegal detention”. I won’t reveal my source, but I have him on record.”
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, revealed the development on Tuesday.
GoldenNewsNg understands that following the arrest of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, there has been tension in some parts of the Southeast over possible attacks by his loyalists.
Recall that After over two years of man-hunt, the Federal Government on Tuesday disclosed that it has rearrested the self-acclaimed Biafran leader.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, SAN who confirmed the development, said he was arrested by a combined team of Nigerian and foreign security agents in a coordinated interception.
DAILY POST correspondent who spoke to some residents in the region in a report monitored by GoldenNewsNg gathered that palpable fear has enveloped some cities in the region particularly, Imo State where the IPOB member allegedly wreaked havoc in the recent months.
Nnamdi Kanu’s rearrest: ‘Nigeria in its last breath’ – ADF warns
The Alaigbo Development Foundation, ADF, has warned that the Federal Republic of Nigeria is reaching its last breath.
ADF issued the warning in reaction to the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, by the Nigerian government.
The body wondered why the Nigerian governemtn rearrested Kanu while releasing some Boko Haram terrorists.
ADF said that Kanu’s rearrest may lead to an unfortunate developement for Nigeria.
The body stated this in a statement signed by its President, Prof. Uzodinma Nwala and Abia Onyike, its Chairman, Bureau of Media and Publicity.
According to the statement: “This development is very unfortunate both for the continued existence of the crisis-riden Nigerian federation and the struggle for the self-determination and emancipation of Igboland from the artificial Nigerian federation.
“The arrest or elimination of Nnamdi Kanu from the scene of the struggle is most unlikely to result in the smashing of the spirit of the longing for freedom of the Igbo Nation or that of other Nationalities that are equally struggling to free themselves from the chaotic Nigerian federation.
“Earlier in the day, we saw a social media news item with the headline: “Nnamdi Kanu arrested and Boko Haram fighters released”. This news item summarizes the grave injustice in the Federal government’s attempt to crush Nnamdi Kanu and his IPOB supporters, while the blood sucking Boko Haram and other bandits are on Some of them are languishing in several detention and torture centers in the Federation the prawl throughout the entire Federation including Katsina the home state of Mr President.
“The Igbo nation is meanwhile groaning under the agony of the massive arrests, torture and killing of many Igbo youths by security agents of the Federal Government.
“One thing is very clear. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is breathing its last. It may well go the way of other federations which were created artificially and held together by the force of arms.
“We call on the International Community not to turn its back on the horrors taking place in Nigeria, especially in Igboland.
“We equally call on all Igbo lawyers no matter their persuasions, to come together and defend Nnamdi Kanu as well as several other Igbo youths who are languishing in various detention centres and prisons all over Nigeria.”
El-Rufai’s son, Bashir Reaction to the Nnamdi Kanu
Bashir El-Rufai, one of the sons of the Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to block the self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in cell with a cow.
The governor’s son stated this in a tweet on his Twitter handle while mocking the fugitive over his arrest on Tuesday.