‘Why Did You Leave UK’ Concerned Nigerians Ask Nnamdi Kanu, As Exact Point Of Arrest Remains Mystery

‘Why Did You Leave UK’ Concerned Nigerians Ask Nnamdi Kanu, As Exact Point Of Arrest Remains Mystery

Reactions have continued to trail the re-arrest and re-arraignment of the leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

Indeed, there were divergent views as to his alleged globetrotting that led to his arrest as people wondered why he left the United Kingdom, his comfort zone, to another country, where he was eventually rearrested.

Meanwhile, the exact place of his arrest is yet to be known as the federal government continues to shed it from the public. Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami SAN merely said he was intercepted by the Nigerian security and declined to give details.

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Uche Nwachukwu, an Umuahia resident wondered what Mazi Kanu was looking for outside the UK at a period the federal government has declared him wanted and some groups in the core north have equally placed a bounty of N100million on his head.

“Kanu should have understood the anonymity of his struggle and dangers in it and therefore remained where he was instead of leaving the place. I believe that he should have exercised some restraints”, he added.

Chukwudi Charles argued that the freedom fighter made a grave mistake by leaving London no matter the inducement. “Though, they have not told us where they arrested him, but for the fact that the British Ambassador to Nigeria has come out to say that he was not arrested in UK speaks volumes of what his intensions were to warrant his leaving London”, opined.

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Nonetheless, a human rights and pro democracy activist, Dr Charles Chinekezi disagreed, pointing out that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as freedom fighter is free to move around the globe in the “effort to sell his ideas of freedom to the international community”.

“Now that he been rearrested and re-arraigned, the real battle of freedom has begun. Remember that this is not the first time he came into the country and was arrested and arraigned. The first time he came on his own, they arrested him and put him on trial.

“The court granted him bail on the grounds of ill health but the military came, shooting into his mother’s bedroom and who would stay if his life is endangered? He had to escape from being killed, while hundreds of his supporters were brutally massacred”, he recalled.

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“They should give a fair trial; the international community is watching. Let’s see how they would handle the trail”, he concluded.

Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.

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