- According to Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, Nnamdi Kanu is currently in London and not in detention
- The former governor of Abia state, said Kanu travelled to Malaysia and then to the United Kingdom
- The government of the United Kingdom on Thursday, September 28, had asked the Nigerian government of his whereabouts
Where is Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenuos People of Biafra (IPOB)? This question is being asked by so many people following his clash with the Nigerian military.
The government of the United Kingdom on Thursday, September 28, had asked the federal government of Nigeria to state the whereabouts of British-Nigerian man and leader of IPOB, saying: “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 14."
Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, the former governor of Abia state while speaking in an interview said the IPOB leader went to Malaysia from where he travelled to the United Kingdom.
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According to Punch, he said: "Kanu was not taken away by the military. Kanu went to Malaysia from where he travelled to the United Kingdom.
"Nnamdi Kanu is in London right now as we speak. He was not arrested by anybody. He left the country on his own.
"One of his relations has spoken to me and explained everything because I wanted to see him and talk to him wherever he was and see how I could meet some Federal Government officials on his issue.
"I also wanted to see ways of talking to the President about him, and find common ground but his family told me that he has left the country, unless they are lying to me.
"I believe, whether he had left the country or not, he is not with the military because I asked the Commander of the 14 Brigade, Brig.-Gen. A.K Ibrahim, who is a very fine and good soldier, well educated and dedicated, and he told me that they don’t know his whereabouts and I am sure, the Department of State Services (DSS) have the same information.
"I also visited the commissioner of police and he said he didn’t know his whereabouts and that they are also looking for him. On Kanu parents whereabouts I don’t know.
"I visited them in December last year and I was not impressed with the discussion I had with the father and the mother because I expected them to have acted better.
"Since then, I have not visited them. Eze Israel Kanu his son and wife I feel that they have not impressed me because they ignored my advice to them to talk to their son on the need to stay at home and avoid public outings.
"I said his people can continue to carry their flags around but that they should not disturb anybody again. They have a right to express themselves but that such rights should be within the limits of our constitution.
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"They have the right to carry Biafran flags but they should do so within the limits of the constitution. Once your activities are within the limits of the law, you are in order. You cannot carry Biafra flags and be stopping vehicles and smashing their windscreens.
"You cannot carry Biafra (flags) and be molesting young girls, you also cannot carry Biafra (flags) and be assembling young men every day.
"These are people who have no job and after doing that, they will go and engage in kidnapping or they will go and do armed robbery while some will go and do other things to make money.
"Hunger is a very terrible thing. The traders in the market have warned them to stop the nonsense they are doing. Why should you be extorting money from people in the name of Biafra agitation?
"They are extorting money from people in the market against their will. If the federal and state governments continue to watch and allow all these things to continue, there will be chaos in the state.
"If Kanu had not proved stubborn but listened to advice and kept to the rules of the court, we won’t be where we are now.
"I spoke with Nnamdi Kanu in the prison and gave him quality advice. I counselled him to embrace peace and agree with whatever terms that will set him free.
"I also warned him against allowing his boys to be displaying Biafra flags, coat of arms, organising parades, establishing secret security service, and mounting a guard of honour."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng revealed that Kemi Olunloyo has reported that Nnamdi Kanu was on exile in an undisclosed country.
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Below is a post she made on Facebook: "A highly credible source told me that political activist and separatist #NnamdiKanu has reportedly left #Nigeria and is in a "safe haven" in a nearby #African country. He is carrying both a Nigerian and British passports."
Watch this Legit.ng video as Nnamdi Kanu's lawyer speaks: