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Self Determination: Biafra Is Non-negotiable – Nnamdi Kanu

  JUNE 09 , 2023 | EASTERN PILOT Report By: Ajisafe Olayiwola | The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has announced th...



Report By: Ajisafe Olayiwola |

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has announced that the fight to bring Biafra into reality cannot be subdued. Kanu, in a tweet posted by his legal counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, on Tuesday, said Biafra is non-negotiable. Ejimakor tweeted, “Personal Message from Mazi Nnamdi Kanu: “I deeply appreciate the abiding solidarity of the people of Biafra & the entire IPOB noble family against my continued illegal detention.

“I assure you all that our pursuit of self determination to its logical conclusion is non-negotiable.” Kanu was abducted from Kenya and extraordinary renditioned to Nigeria in 2021 without due process of extradiction. Despite an order by the Appeal Court calling for his release. Recall that on October 13, 2022 The Court of Appeal in Abuja on declared as illegal and unlawful, the abduction of the Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria and quashed the entire terrorism charges brought against him by the Federal Government.

The Court held that the Federal Government breached all local and international laws in the forceful rendition of Kanu to Nigeria, thereby making the terrorism charges against him incompetent and unlawful. In a judgment in an appeal by Kanu, by Justice Oludotun Adefope-Okojie, the criminal charges by the Federal Government against Kanu were voided and set aside. “By engaging in utter unlawful and illegal acts and in breach of its own laws in the instant matter, the Federal Government did not come to equity in clean hands and must be called to order.

“With appalling disregard to local and international laws, the Federal Government has lost the right to put the appellant on trial for any offence. “Treaties and Protocols are meant to be obeyed. No government in the world is permitted to abduct anybody without following due process of extradition. Nigeria is not an exception or excused. Nigeria must obey her own law and that of international, so as to avoid anarchy”, the Court held. He has remained in custody of the Department of State Services in Abuja, till date.

The Federal Government had filed an appeal before the Supreme court without obeying the ruling made by the same court on the matter, depicting its unjust stand on the Biafran leader. He was charged with treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, among others which the court quashed and discharged him of all the charges. Recall, about three days ago, civil rights advocacy group, Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, appealed to President Tinubu to release Kanu, as a way to implement national reconciliation.

Enugu State Governor, Peter Mbah, has also urged the president to grant the IPOB leader’s release and hand him over to any of the South-East governors. In his appeal, Mbah said, “We believe that his release will expedite the healing process Nigeria needs at this time. “It will also be a pointer to his administration’s extension of brotherly hands of fellowship to Ndigbo.” The governor had also announced that there’ll be no more “sit-at-home” in the state. The order was earlier given by the separatist group.


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