We’re Are Taking Steps To Secure Consular Access To Nnamdi Kanu – UK government
The United Kingdom has said that it is working to get consular access for Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who has been imprisoned by the Department of State Services for almost four months (DSS).
In response to a question from the Daily Sun about Kanu’s ongoing trial, Dean Hurlock, Head of Communications at the British High Commission in Abuja, said the UK government does not give feedback on ongoing legal proceedings, but that the British High Commission had been in touch with the Federal Government, Kanu’s family, and his legal team.
“We are in regular contact with the Nigerian authorities and remain in contact with his family and legal representatives. We are taking steps to secure consular access.”
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Kanu is facing counts of terrorism, treasonable felony, and incitement before Justice Binta Nyako.
In other news, Rauf Aregbesola, the Minister of the Interior, has claimed that attacks are being conducted on prisons across the country in order to mock the federal administration.
On Sunday, October 24, while touring a correctional facility in Abolongo, Oyo town, which was hit by gunmen on Friday, October 22, who freed some inmates, Aregbesola claimed that the attacks were planned in advance, scheduled, and coordinated attacks intended to make Nigeria unlivable and mock the government.
The minister indicated that the federal government will prosecute those who have escaped lawful custody as well as those who attacked the facility. READ MORE