UK government seeks IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu whereabout in a letter to FG
Since Nnamdi kanu's home was allegedly raided by the Nigerian Army, the IPOB leader has not been seen or heard from. This has prompted the United Kingdom to write a letter to the Nigerian federal Government requesting the whereabout of Nnamdi kanu.
In an interview with PUNCH, The Press Officer, UK high commission in Nigeria, Joe Abuku, said the letter was written to FG to ascertain if Nnamdi kanu is dead or alive because he (kanu) is a British citizen.
“We are seeking urgent clarification from the Nigerian authorities about the status and whereabouts of Mr. Kanu, a British-Nigerian man, who has been reported missing since September 14th,” Abuku said.
Responding to a question on whether the UK government would strip Kanu of his citizenship since the Nigerian government has accused him of leading a terrorist organization, Abuku said it does not comment on individual cases and that under the UK laws, IPOB is not recognized as a terrorist group.
“One of the conditions that can make the United Kingdom strip its citizen of nationality is if the person engages in a terrorist activity at home or abroad. And Kanu has dual citizenship and therefore a citizen of Nigeria and the UK. The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a proscribed organization in the UK,”