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Chimamanda acknowledges Nnamdi Kanu’s agitation for Biafra

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Nigerian born novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has thrown support behind the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on his call for independent country, Biafra.

In a shared post on Monday, Adichie acknowledged that Kanu’s agitation is democratic and remains valid before internal and international laws, whether in detention or not.

Her published message read: “Nnamdi Kanu demands are democratic and valid. They remain valid in or out of detention.

Recall Kanu has been kept under the custody of the Department of State Security, DSS, since 28 June 2021.

The AGF, in a press statement on Monday last week noted the IPOB leader was arrested to further his felony case before the Federal High Court.

The attorney maintained that Kanu’s rearrest followed the diplomatic process but details on the countries involved were not disclosed.

However, United Nations in a tweet on Monday, 5 July urged the Nigerian government to uncover details of circumstances surrounding Nnamdi Kanu arrest and repatriation.

The NGO further reminded Nigeria is sitting on Human Rights Charter which they are signatory to.

In a separate publication, IPOB Legal counsel, barrister Aloy Ejimiako has disagreed with ‘Jump of Bail’ charges brought upon his client, noting Kanu was driven by forces beyond his control.

He maintained anyone charging him on the same case should better approach and blame Buhari’s government for deploying soldiers on a lethal mission at Kanu’s home in 2017.

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