(IPOB) The Indigenous People of Biafra has publicly declared their leader, in the person of Nnamdi Kanu a prisoner of conscience.
Emma Powerful, who happens to be IPOB’s spokesman said on Friday that the Nigerian Government has tried Kanu for treason and other offences. He went further to declare him a Prisoner of conscience because he fights for the self-determination of others.
he revealed this, followed the extraordinary rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria without a proper documentation and his long incarceration and detention in DSS custody.
“We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to state categorically to the people of the world that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is now declared Prisoner Of Conscience.
“In 2015 Nnamdi Kanu was first arrested and subjected to an egregious violation of his fundamental rights. After his miraculous escape from the military invasion of his home in 2017, he was abducted in Kenya and renditioned to Nigeria in June this year.
We, therefore, have to inform the world, most civilised countries and the African continent that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is fighting for the freedom and self-determination of his people because under the United Nations Charter, to which Nigeria is a signatory, self-determination is not a crime,” the group said.
The group made it known that during the military invasion of his residence, code-named “operation Python dance”, Kanu was almost killed except for his miraculous escape.
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