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I’ve Raised Urgent Question Concerning Case Of Nnamdi Kanu With The Foreign Affairs —Janet Daby, UK MP |The Republican News

Abia-born London Councillor Caroline Kalu

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.

UK Government Has Hand In Nnamdi Kanu’s Abduction In Kenya, Says Lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor |The Republican News

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.

Again DSS Denied Nnamdi Kanu’s Legal Counsel Access To Him In Violation To Court Order |The Republican News

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.

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Nigeria Misled Kenya To Bring Nnamdi Kanu To Nigeria Instead Of UK —Lawyer |The Republican News

Muhammadu Buhari, Uhuru Kenyatta, Nnamdi Kanu

By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Aloy Ejimakor, lawyer of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has lamented that Nigeria misled Kenya to expel the separatist to the country.

In a statement on Sunday, he explained that pro-Biafra agitator is “technically still in Kenya.”

Ejimakor noted that since Kanu travelled to Kenya on a British passport, he should have been expelled to the same country and not Nigeria.

Ejimakor, in a statement he signed entitled: “Kanu is technically still in Kenya,” said it was dubious that Kenya attributed Kanu’s citizenship to Nigeria because it’s his place of birth.

The statement read in part, “Yes, that’s right: In the purest interpretations of foreign relations law, as applied to Britain and Kenya, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is technically speaking, still in Kenya. How? Dual national or not, Kanu departed Britain and travelled to Kenya as a British citizen and Kenya admitted him as such. That’s the starting point.

“So, after his admission to Kenya, it happens that Kanu must be expelled from Kenyan soil (with or without due process), the next natural and legal thing to do is for Kenya to expel him to Britain, not Nigeria. Choosing to expel him to Nigeria means that he could’ve also been expelled to any other country than Nigeria.

“Why? Because Kanu presented himself to Kenya as a British citizen, not a Nigerian citizen or even a dual citizen. In international law, it was clearly a three-way immigration contract between Kanu, Britain and Kenya. Nigeria was not a party to it; and Nigeria was never in reckoning at the Kenyan port of entry when Kanu presented himself for admission. Lawyers call it the privity of contract.

“Counting from the time of Kanu’s abduction to the infamous rendition, Kenya sighted no other travel document that could’ve, in addition to Britain, attributed another nationality to Kanu, including that of Nigeria. Or, was Kanu admitted to Kenya on a Nigerian birth certificate?

“So, it’s dubious that Kenya attributed Nigerian citizenship to Kanu because sponsors of the abduction and rendition presumably told Kenya that Kanu was born in Nigeria.”

Kanu, 53, was arrested in late 2015 after calling for a separate homeland for the Igbo people in South East Nigeria.

In 2017, he jumped bail, reappearing in Israel and Britain, after attempt was made on his life by the Nigerian army.

On June 29, Nigeria’s justice minister and attorney general, Abubakar Malami, announced Kanu had been “brought back to Nigeria in order to continue facing trial after disappearing.”

The government said last month that Kanu was “brought back” to Nigeria in order to face justice, but gave no details. His family and lawyers say he was taken in Kenya.

His charges include “terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal posession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others,” Malami said.

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Again DSS Denied Nnamdi Kanu’s Legal Counsel Access To Him In Violation To Court Order |The Republican News

The Department of State Security Services (DSS) for the umpteenth time, denied us access to our Client today, insisting that our request would be looked into and accordingly approved by their DG before we could be granted access to him.

On the 26th Day of July 2021, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Nyako of Court No. 2 Federal High Court Abuja, after listening to our application, wherein I raised serious concerns about the safety and medical condition of Our Client, whom ordinarily was supposed to be produced in court on that day, ordered that the Detention Authority (DSS) should allow us access to him.

Upon our arrival in their office today being the 29th Day of July 2021, conspicuously armed with the Court Order under reference, the officials of the DSS, though admitted being aware of the Said Order but directed Us to come up with a formal application stating the names of persons who are visiting, which request was promptly complied with.

While we awaited to be admitted for the visit, the officials of the DSS unfortunately came back to inform us that we should go and await further communication from them pending the approval of Our request.
Attached for your ease of reference is a copy of the Court Order under reference. Details of the visit as worked out in His Lordship’s Chambers by Counsel on both sides and Representative of State Security Services, collectively agreed upon by everyone, is not stated in the attached order, which details is known to all parties on the modality of the visit.

I am not suprised by the conduct of the DSS who has the history of disobedience to Court Orders, but I am worried because, we do not know the present state of health of Our Client. I cannot categorically confirm to the World the present state of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, as at today.

Evidence of court order

It is to be pointed out that Our Client is presently detained in DSS facility pursuant to an Order of Court, and another Order made by the same Court directing Our access to our Client on specified days, is unfortunately being flouted by the officials of the State Security Services, as they have no reason or justification of any kind to refuse us access.

We will formally communicate the Court first thing tomorrow morning on this unfortunate and strange development, and shall keep the World updated.

Should anything untoward happen to Our Client, the Nigerian Government and the Department of State Security Services should be held responsible.

Let the World and all responsible Foreign Government take Notice of this dangerous trend.

Thank you all.

@EjioforBar

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Nnamdi Kanu Transferred To DSS Custody In Niger —Prince Meme Kanu |The Republican News

IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

The younger brother of IPOB leader, Prince Meme Kanu has stated reasons Nnamdi Kanu was not seen in court on Monday.

Recall that Justice Binta Nyako adjourned the case of Nnamdi Kanu till October 21 because of the inability of the DSS to produce him.

Speaking via his Facebook page, Prince Meme stated that his brother is currently in a DSS office in Niger state.

“I’m reliably informed that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has been moved to DSS detention center in Niger State. This is why he was not produced in court today.”

Our leader MNK has being transferred to Niger state by the Nigerian DSS.

Recall that the DSS and the federal government told that the judge that Kanu was not produced in court due to logistics. This simply confirms the claim by Kanu’s junior brother.

This has made some IPOB members to serious questions about Kanu’s wellbeing. Many who spoke to The Republican News asked:

“How is our leader feeding and what is he being fed with? 

“Who will be providing what he will be eating? Who will be going to Niger state to visit him?

This made them to alleged that there is plan to kill him. “We all should know that this evil Fulani government is up to something

“We should understand that they don’t want our leader to come out alive that is why they transferred him to Niger state where he will  have limited visitors.

“The next thing the Fulani will do now is to assassinate Barrister Ejiofor on his way to Niger state to visit our leader and claim it’s bandits. They will make that road a terror zone so that those who will go to visit our leader will find it difficult.

“How is MNK going to survive Niger state DSS dungeon?

These were serious questions raised by some members of IPOB when they spoke The Republican News

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BREAKING NEWS: Justice Nyako Adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Over FG Failure To Produce Him In Court |RN

IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

By Unini Chioma


The trial of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, resumed at the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday without Kanu’s presence in court.

When the matter was called up, the prosecution counsel, M. B. Abubakar, informed the court that the matter was slated for hearing and that they were ready to continue.

Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, informed the court that there was a pending application before the court to transfer Kanu from the custody of the DSS to the correctional centre.

Justice Binta Nyako stated that the trial cannot continue in the absence of Kanu since he is not available to stand his trial.

Justice Nyako also called the DSS to produce the IPOB leader in court for trial.

The court adjourned to October 21, 2021, for continuation of hearing.

In June, Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial. He was remanded in DSS custody after he was re-arraigned before the judge.

Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for a ”Republic of Biafra”.

He was released in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.

He later fled Nigeria after soldiers raided his father’s residence in Abia state in November 2017.

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‘Build More Prisons, Morgue For US’ —Defiant IPOB Members To Abubakar Malami |The Republican News

IPOB members during protest


The group also told the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to prepare more cells and mortuaries should he want to detain or kill its members, as they prepare to flood the court to show solidarity with their leader.

Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have vowed to storm Abuja, the nation’s capital for the trial of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu at the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday.

The group also told the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), to prepare more cells and mortuaries should he want to detain or kill its members, as they prepare to flood the court to show solidarity with their leader.

The group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful, disclosed this to SaharaReporters on Sunday while speaking about his expectations regarding Kanu’s trial, which is expected to commence on Monday.

He, however, cautioned the members of IPOB and Kanu’s supporters to behave appropriately and obey the law.

“You should expect Biafrans in Abuja tomorrow and nobody can stop us or prevent us from being in court tomorrow. Nnamdi Kanu is our leader and we cannot afford to abandon him because he did not abandon us.

“IPOB members should move to Abuja and those living in Abuja must be there to show solidarity with our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, and for Nigeria to know that he is our own.

“Malami and his co-conspirators should prepare to kill all of us tomorrow, and every IPOB member must behave well.

“This is to show the world that we are coming, (and) for this court to know that we are disciplined and cultured. Our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has laid the foundation of IPOB well and we must follow his teachings,” Powerful said.

Kanu, the leader of the most popular pro-Biafra group, will continue his trial on Monday at a Federal High Court in Abuja after he fled Nigeria in 2017. He is being prosecuted on allegations bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, illegal possession of arms, among others levelled against him by the Nigerian government.

He has been in the detention of the Department of State Services (DSS) since he was abducted in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria, after his brief appearance before Justice Binta Nyako on June 30.

According to Powerful, the Nigerian government is inflicting pain on IPOB members through its actions.

He, however, vowed that the group will not keep quiet until the world hears and comes to its aid.

“We will be there tomorrow. Let Malami clean his prisons and mortuary for our people tomorrow. The world will see them tomorrow. You cannot beat a child and force the child not to cry, that is what they are trying to do to us and we must cry until the world hears us. Nnamdi Kanu remains our leader, no other person,” Powerful added.

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Kanu: Malami Acting Like ‘Unlearned Fellow, Says ex-NIIA DG Akinterinwa |The Republican News

Minister Justice, Abubakar Malami and IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

By Chukwuemeka Chimerue

Nnamdi Kanu and Abubakar Malami (SAN)
Former Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Prof Bola Akinterinwa, says the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), acted like an “unlearned” fellow during the recent extradition of leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

The diplomat, who spoke while featuring on PUNCH Online interview programme, The Roundtable, also advised the Federal Government to stop the use of force on agitators and explore amicable resolutions.

Kanu, who was born on September 25, 1967, is a holder of Nigerian and British passports. Upon his re-arrest and extradition from a foreign country of recent, he was arraigned before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja for terrorism-related charges and has since been remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services. He had jumped bail before fleeing to the United Kingdom.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the British Government expressed readiness to provide “consular assistance” for Kanu but needed him to assent to the assistance by signing some forms.

But a member of Kanu’s legal team, Aloy Ejimakor, who took the forms to Kanu in DSS custody, said the secret police stopped Kanu from signing the consular assistance forms by the United Kingdom.

The development sparked reactions as to the legality and otherwise of the Nigerian government to bar Kanu from seeking consular assistance from the UK.

Asked if he foresees a diplomatic dispute between Nigeria and the UK if the former fails to explain how Kanu was brought back into the country, the ex-NIIA DG Akinterinwa said, “Yes, it is not a question for foresee, it is already there; the foundation for the diplomatic row is already laid because if you want to follow the thinking of a French school of thought which says order and counter-order amounts to disorder, I agree with this thinking.

“What we have already, we have the order on the part of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration has decided to attack, in an unfriendly manner, the sovereignty of the British people and in this case, the British Government is responding by saying you Government of Nigeria, you don’t have the right to attack my own sovereignty.

“In other words, the Muhammadu Buhari’s administration’s order is now being countered order by the British simply because the subject matter, Nnamdi Kanu, is a citizen of the United Kingdom.

“The problem is not as simple as people would have us believe. It is most unfortunate that the very knowledgeable lawyers, who are said to be learned, the Attorney General of the Federation, Malami himself is said to be learned but the problem I always have is when you are learned and we cannot see the outcome of the extent to which one is learned for political reasons.

“You cannot be a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and claim not to know what international diplomatic practice is all about. What is at stake, the encounter that we have resulting from the order of the Nigerian Government and the counter-order of the British government is what we found ourselves because the British are now saying that you cannot try to embarrass a citizen of the United Kingdom.”


The septuagenarian diplomat said though Kanu is a citizen of Nigeria by birth and later acquired British citizenship, the latter is stronger and effective than the former in international law “because as at the time of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, he was holding a passport of the United Kingdom”.

Akinterinwa said the impending diplomatic row between Nigeria and Britain would be “catastrophic”. “It is certainly going to be very disorderly that the consequences will be more than the Umaru Dikko saga of 1984,” he said making reference to Dikko, a Minister of Transport during the administration of ex-President Shehu Shagari.

As a military head of state in 1984, the Buhari regime had allegedly arrested Dikko in London, drugged him and put him in a coffin, abducting him to Nigeria to answer allegations of corruption. The secret extradition was however foiled by the British Government.

“There must be the need to control the dictatorial blood flowing in Muhammadu (Buhari) under a democratic setting,” Akinterinwa emphasised.

The brother of the IPOB leader, Kingsley, had said Kanu was arrested in Kenya, a country in East Africa but Kenya has since denied the allegation.

However, Akinterinwa stated that Kenya cannot claim not to know about the extradition of Kanu “because the mere fact that Nnamdi Kanu was abducted on the territory of Kenya, he must have passed through the immigration desk, all the security agencies there, so they cannot lay claims to not knowing what had happened”.

“When I was calling for a learned, responsible Attorney General of Nigeria, you don’t interpret international treaties on a lighter mode, you must look at the implications. The sovereignty of Nigeria doesn’t extend beyond its international frontiers, considering the immediate Francophone neighbours.

“To have gone beyond Nigeria’s limited countries is an exaggeration. And for Kenya claiming not to know, its own international responsibility will be called to question because the country has the responsibility to protect all foreigners travelling to and travelling out of Kenya,” he added.

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Use Nnamdi Kanu To Dialogue With Biafra Agitators, Ohaneze Youth Tells FG |The Republican News

IPOB leader, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu

By Chinedu Aroh

The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), the apex youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Friday, called on the federal government to calm restive youths in the South East by using Nnamdi Kanu to engage them in productive dialogue.

The group also advised caution over the trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The national president of the council, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Igboayaka advised the Nigerian government to ensure justice in the trial of Kanu. He also urged the government to ensure fairness among nationalities of the country to reduce ethnic tension.

According to him, ‘threats of death or imprisoning the agitators cannot quench the call for Biafra restoration, but the only viable means is dialogue and negotiation’.

Comrade Igboayaka called on Igbo leaders, governors and former governors, senators, traditional and religious leaders to rally round Nnamdi Kanu for his safety.

In his words, “No one throws away a child with the dirty bath water, and an elder who rescued a perceived stubborn child has paved a new way of reasoning and the need to listen to the elders.’

He said, “Whether wrong or right, anybody thinking that Nnamdi Kanu is standing alone should interview any Igbo youth in all the communities of Igbo extraction. You will be shocked that Igbo youths still believe in Igwe Bu Ike and Onye Aghala Nwanne Ya. This evidential proof is a signal that Nnamdi Kanu could be used by the government to come into a dialogue or negotiation table”

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BREAKING: DSS Hinders Nnamdi Kanu From Signing Letter For UK Consular Assistance |The Republican News

By The Republican News

Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, one of the counsels for the detained leader on the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has revealed that the Department of State Services, DSS has stopped Nnamdi Kanu, from signing a consular assistance form by the United Kingdom.

Barrister Ejimakor made this known in a statement on Monday, 19th July, 2021, after visiting Kanu in DSS custody.

The IPOB leader holds both Nigerian and British citizenship.

Kanu, who was rearrested recently from overseas, is facing terrorism-related charges. He had jumped bail before fleeing to the United Kingdom. The IPOB leader was, however, rearrested in controversial circumstances lately and brought back to Nigeria. He has since been detained in the custody of the Department of State Services.


Kanu’s lead counsel Barrister Ejiofor released this Press statement below in respective to that case

Summary of my visitation with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Monday 19th July, 2021 at the DSS

By Barrister Aloy Ejimakor

Last Saturday, when I visited Mazi Kanu, I expressed strong concerns about the inordinate delay in having Kanu sign the two Forms I had taken to the DSS for Kanu’s signature some days before.

Both Forms relate to affirming his consent to consular and diplomatic interventions by the United Kingdom and the her High Commission in Nigeria.

Surprisingly, the Forms were returned to me unsigned.

Let me make it clear that the day I took the Forms to the DSS, the officers on location were amenable to Kanu signing them until somewhere along the line, they tarried and decided to send it to the legal unit for vetting.

So, my sense is that it’s the legal unit of the DSS that disapproved of Kanu signing the Forms for reasons that were not given to me.

As a Lawyer, I don’t see any legal advantage the government of Nigeria stands to gain by blocking Kanu from signing those Forms. The Forms are but a mere routine in matters like this.

Instead of any advantage, the refusal will help fuel the notion that the government of Nigeria is deliberately isolating Kanu from having consular and diplomatic access to the United Kingdom.

It does not comport with the best traditions of fundamental fairness that a detainee is being denied access to resources that will assist him in his defense. This is one of things that will count in our reckoning as this matter continues to fold.

For these reasons, I am now compelled to call on the British High Commission in Nigeria to banish every red tape and exert the full weight of its diplomatic clout in gaining immediate access to Kanu. This is especially important, given the prospects of better welfare, including adequate medical care for Mazi Kanu.

Further, the prompt intervention of the High Commission will mean that Kanu will have another layer of human contact in addition to his legal team who are the only ones currently allowed to see him.

They also rejected and returned some Jewish prayer books and clothings we had taken to him last week, explaining that he had to be the one to make the request through a certain department at the DSS that officially caters to his needs.

Aloy Ejimakor, Special Counsel to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. Abuja, July 19, 2021.

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IPOB Reveals Two Governors, Minister, Businessman Who Funded Nnamdi Kanu Abduction, Says They’ll Be Worse Than Judas |RN

The two governors willingly offered to aid the Nigerian government in capturing the Biafra secessionist leader, to protect their political interests.

The Indigenous People of Biafra has stated that Governors Nyesom Wike and Willie Obiano of Rivers and Anambra states respectively allegedly bankrolled the abduction and repatriation of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

According to the statement made available by the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, to SaharaReporters on Thursday, the two governors willingly offered to aid the Nigerian government in capturing the Biafra secessionist leader, to protect their political interests.

The statement further revealed that the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and an Igbo businessman Chief Emeka Offor also perfidiously played roles in Kanu’s current travails.

The statement reads in part, “The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ably led by our great and indomitable leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has finally uncovered those behind the betrayal of our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to the evil hands of Fulani-controlled Government of Nigeria through the collaboration of the Kenyan Government and its secret services.

“Our crack intelligence unit has uncovered how the treacherous Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State; Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State; greedy Igbo businessman, Chief Emeka Offor, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige conspired to sabotage our leader to safeguard their selfish political and business interests.

“Our intelligence unit, the M. Branch discovered how Emeka Offor of Oraifte coordinated and financed the evil plot. We equally gathered that the Nigerian Government initially refused to commit the extraordinary rendition until Emeka Offor, Nyesom Wike, and Willie Obiano, agreed to bankroll the plot.”

In the statement titled, ‘How Wike, Obiano, Emeka Offor Betrayed Our Leader – IPOB’, the group through its covert information revealed that the Nigerian government initially declined to fund the operation, but these Igbo personalities offered to carry the burden.

It also disclosed that Offor plotted to establish another Radio Biafra with N250million to work against the Nnamdi Kanu-led separatist agenda.

“According to our investigations, the Nigeria government refused to sponsor the project but these treacherous Igbo criminals volunteered to fund the evil mission. We also uncovered how Emeka Offor told some people that he was ready to provide N250 million to open another Radio Biafra to counter our Leader’s broadcasts on the official Radio Biafra.

“Should anything happen to our Leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the fate of Judas will be more honourable than what will befall these traitors. Anybody close to these saboteurs should advise them to quickly go for the release of our Leader the way they trapped him into the net of the wicked Nigeria Government.

“We, therefore, want to place it on record that these traitors – Nyesom Wike, Willie Obiano, Emeka Offor, Dr Chris Nwabueze Ngige and their collaborators are to be held accountable to whatever happens to Nnamdi Kanu. They shall surely pay for their satanic role in the abduction and rendition of our Leader.

“Investigation is still ongoing to determine the level of each person’s involvement,” the statement further reads. (Sahara Reporters)

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