UK not associated with arrest of Nnamdi Kanu – embassy

Nnamdi Kanu has renewed calls Biafran independence dashed in the brutal 1967-1970 civil war

Nnamdi Kanu has actually restored calls Biafran self-reliance rushed in the harsh 1967-1970 civil war

The UK has actually rejected participation in the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, who leads a prohibited group looking for a breakaway state in south-eastern Nigeria, where the ethnic Igbo individuals form the bulk.

Mr Kanu, who holds British and Nigerian citizenship, was apprehended on Sunday with the aid of Interpol and flown back to Nigeria, according to the attorney general of the United States.

He deals with treason-related charges in Nigeria, however left the nation in 2017 while on bail.

There has actually been speculation that he may have been detained in the UK, where it is thought he was generally based.

“We can verify that Nnamdi Kanu was not detained in the UK for extradition functions,” a British High Commission representative informed this medium.

He is presently in the custody of Nigeria’s secret cops after a short court look on Tuesday.

His trial is anticipated to resume on 26 July.

The 53-year-old concerned prominence in 2009 when he began Radio Biafra and broadcast to Nigeria from London, utilizing the platform to require Biafran self-reliance and advising his fans to use up arms versus the Nigerian state.

Five years later on, he established the Indigenous People of Biafra (Ipob, which has actually because been identified a terrorist organisation by the Nigerian authorities.

Mr Kanu’s preliminary arrest in 2015 set off huge demonstrations.

UK not associated with arrest of Nnamdi Kanu - embassy