Biafra: Don't Arrest Kanu When He Comes Home, Ex-Gov. Begs FG
Nnamdi Kanu. Source: Guardian Nigeria

The leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu should not return to Nigeria and expects to go back freely.

This warning came from an aide to President Muhammadu Buhari Buhari who wanted anonymity.

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Concise News understands that Nnamdi Kanu has been on exile since September 2017 following the Nigerian Army’s Operation Python Dance in the South-East.

The pro-Biafra leader has been in the United Kingdom and had toured different parts of the globe since then.

His mother died recently with many expecting him to return to the country for the burial.

Speaking on the issue, the Presidential Aide said Kanu should forget about coming to the country if he is not ready to continue his trial.

According to him, the pro-Biafra leader cannot expect to come for his mother’s burial and return to his base.

“When a prisoner loses his mother and seeks permission to go and bury her, won’t the prisoner return to the prison after the conclusion of the burial?” Daily Independent quoted the aide as saying.

“How then can a man who is standing trial and fled the country now want to return for the burial of the mother and say he will go back after the funeral?

“Is that logical? If he likes himself, let him come to Nigeria.”

Ex-Gov. Pleads For Kanu

A former Anambra State Governor Chukwuemeka Ezeife has called on the Federal Government not to arrest Kanu when he visits Nigeria.

According to Ezeife, the death of a mother is a sad occurrence, expressing hopes that Kanu will not be arrested, according to a statement he made in a chat with Daily Independent.

“I am very happy to hear a lot of people supporting Kanu on this. This is the death of a mother, a very painful death,” he said.

“The federal government should allow him to come and make a promise that they will not harass him if he comes until he leaves.”