Tension as UK Receives Petition to Extradite Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria Over Terrorism
- Some activists have openly denounced the activities of Nnamdi Kanu and the IPOB
- The group from the southeast region disclosed why Kanu should be made to face justice
- IPOB has been agitating for the secession of the southeast region of Nigeria
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Some activists from the southeast have written a petition asking the United Kingdom to extradite Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria for allegedly inciting violence in Nigeria.
The group under the auspices of Igbo Youths in Nigeria and Diaspora, submitted the petition to British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, alleging that Kanu, who heads the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) is promoting a breakdown of law and order in the southeast region.
The activists in a video posted on YouTube on March 25, 2021, accused the IPOB leader of ordering his group, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) to attack police and military personnel in the southeastern part of the country.
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A spokesperson for the group, Chukwuma Dike, said they decided to write the petition to the high commission because Kanu is a British citizen who is causing problems in Nigeria.
''We are calling on the British government to extradite Nnamdi Kanu, they should open a case, let him face justice. We are calling for justice, the death is enough.''
He accused the IPOB leader of being behind the killings and disappearances of former members of the group who were opposed to his violent tactics.
Dike said Kanu is turning the southeast region into a war zone, pointing out that about 16 youths belonging to the ESN were recently killed by soldiers in Abia state.
He stated that the military and the police were clamping down on innocent people in the region over crimes committed by the IPOB.
Meanwhile, the presidency has reacted to secession agitators in the country, saying nobody can bring down the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, stated this during an interview on Channels Television on Friday, March 26.
The presidential spokesman described the secession agitators as “charlatans” sponsored to bully the president thinking he will cower or panic.