The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has called on the United Nations (UN), the United States of America (U.S.A.) and members of the international community to note the abuse of human rights in Nigeria, especially the case of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
In a statement made available to The Guardian, yesterday, Congress alleged that Kanu was “abducted”, contrary to the Federal Government’s claim that he was extradited.
The statement signed by the Chairman, Prof. Anthony Ejiofor, and Public Relations Officer (PRO), Basil Onwukwe, urged the Federal Government to ensure that Kanu was treated according to the rules and international conventions that guarantee his rights and safety.
“WIC has been briefed on the abduction and arraignment of Nnamdi Kanu in Nigeria, and that court hearing is scheduled for July 26, 2021.
“It has been confirmed to us that Kanu, a British citizen, was abducted in a country other than the United Kingdom (UK) to which he travelled on a British passport. This raises the spectre of illegal abduction and international gangsterism, which violate the process of extradition,” the congress stated.