By Our Reporter
Cllr Kalu has drawn the attention of Janet Daby, Member Parliament representing Lewisham East in the British Parliament over the issue of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who was recently abducted in Kenya by the Nigerian government.
Janet Daby said, the conflict in Nigeria is creating a variety of issues and she has been contacted by a number of concerned constituents. She expressed her pleasure to Cllr Kalu for drawing her attention to the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
She assured Cllr Kalu that the issue of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will be kept under review, and she will be pressing for further actions if none is being taken.
Janet Daby, MP representing Lewisham East said, “I recently wrote to the Foreign Secretary to call for some manner of intervention into the violent conflict in Nigeria,” stating that many of her constituents have relatives in Nigeria, particularly in the Biafra region who have been victims of the current regime, and the actions of SARS”.
She also called for action from the British High Commissioner to Nigeria too, as residents of her constituency have raised concerns that the Commissioner is not speaking out about the atrocities happening.
According to the MP, she said, Christians continue to be persecuted in Nigeria by Islamic militants, with particularly women and girls being abused and killed. This is an area I have spoken out on repeatedly in Parliament and will continue to do so, she stated.
She expressed her gratitude again to Cllr Kalu for bringing the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to her attention.
She said “I will be paying close attention to the events in Nigeria and will be sure to be raising it with the Government whenever I have the opportunity, she concluded.
Cllr Kalu hails from Abia state.