Massive protest looms in Abuja, as a
group on Monday, known as the Advocate of Social Justice for All, has
threatened to occupy the Embassy of the United Kingdom, UK, if the
Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is not
extradited to Nigeria.
The group in a statement by its
Executive Director, Asongo Venatius, said it was disappointed to learn
that Kanu is hiding in the United Kingdom, after illegally travelling
through Cameroon and Malaysia.
Recall, that former Abia State Governor
And All Progressives Congress, APC, Chieftain, Orji Uzor Kalu, had on
Sunday, revealed that Nnamdi Kanu got into the United Kingdom through
The group’s Executive Director said:
“The proper thing is for the UK to have allowed Kanu answer the treason
charges against him in Nigeria, before making any intervention.
“We find it supremely
irresponsible for the UK High Commission in Nigeria, to have issued its
statement seeking clarification on Nnamdi Kanu, when it knows it was in
cahoots with the Terrorist Leader.
“The irresponsible behaviour became
diabolic, when the UK issued him an emergency travel document in
collaboration with crisis merchants. This is the worst form of double
“We are at a loss to understand what the
UK Mission in Nigeria, or even the home country stands to gain, by
mischievously sinking so low to aid a terrorist and facilitate his
sneaking out of the country.
“This is a disgrace to the government
and people of the United Kingdom, it is a blot that can only be erased
by the government of the UK flushing out Kanu and all other bad elements
that are trying to sabotage Nigeria.
“If the UK truly believes in freedom, it
must extradite Kanu, who is facing charges in a Nigerian court, so that
those who stood surety to perfect his bail conditions do not end up in
jail, if he fails to show up for his trial.
“Even where the UK has decided to spurn
the ties that existed between it and Nigeria, we advise it to revisit
the ill-advised choice of backing a terrorist against the Nigerian
“As the UK should have learnt from
initially supporting ISIS terrorists, the attacks by these sick minds
would eventually take place on its soil.
“The Advocates of Social Justice for All
[ASJA] therefore, demands that the UK High Commission in Nigeria
immediately extradites Nnamdi Kanu to stand trial for his crime before
his October 17, 2017 court appearance.
“Failure to do this will see the ASJA
leading Nigerians to occupy the UK High Commission’s premises in a
manner it has never experienced before in any other part of the world”,
the statement said.