The World Igbo Congress (WIC) has called on the Nigerian authorities to ensure that the rights of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, is protescted
Kanu who jumped bail in 2017 was rearrested and brought back to Nigeria on Tuesday. He is facing treason charges and was remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) following an order by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
But the World Igbo Congress in a statement by its chairman Anthony Ejiofor and spokesperson Basil Onwukwe, urged the federal government to treat the IPOB leader according to universally accepted laws.
The group believes that since the Biafran agitator was not captured in the UK, the British Government and the international community should investigate the circumstances surrounding Kanu’s re-arrest.