The United Kingdom has asked the Nigerian government to explain in detail the circumstances around the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) According to Reuters, Tariq Ahmad, junior minister at Britain’s foreign office, says the UK wants Nigeria to explain how Kanu was arrested.

We are seeking clarification from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu,” he said. Ahmad also said Britain had requested consular access to Kanu and stands ready to provide consular assistance.

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Kanu, who has British citizenship, was mostly in the UK after he fled Nigeria after he was declared wanted by the Nigerian government. But he was arrested in June and extradited to Nigeria to face trial for treasonable felony.

Meanwhile the the federal government did not state where Kanu was arrested, Kingsley Kanu, Kanu’s brother alleged that the IPOB leader was arrested in Kenya and handed over to Nigerian authorities who then brought him back to Nigeria. The Kenya government, however, denied that Kanu was arrested and extradited from the country to Nigeria.

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