FG moves to request Nnamdi Kanu extradition over violence
By Micheal Oduoye
The Federal Government my soon request for the extradition of the leader, Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, (IPOB) Mr Nnamdi Kanu
Irohinoodua was informed on Sunday that the Ministry of Justice and the Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami are set to begin the process to extradite Kanu to face charges of incitement to genocide
The FG is relying on an audio where Kanu was heard instructing members of his group to launch attacks on key Yoruba political figures. He also asked his men to attack police stations and seize weapons.
The Ministry of Justice is working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, our source said.
“The Federal Government is not taking the issue lightly. Kanu is being sought. He has provided enough evidence to nail him. He actually invited his people against Yoruba and other nationalities. This is a crime under international law” a reliable source told Irohinoodua
Daily Trust also reported that the ministry’s spokesperson as saying that the Nigerian mission in London may be directed to engage the host government on Kanu’s issue.
“Nothing has come from our mission in London. We have to find out from them whether they are aware of it. From next week, action will be taken.
“I will discuss with my principal officers and draw their attention to it. The mission could be directed to engage the host government on the issue.
“We don’t need those inciting remarks at a time Nigeria and the rest of the world is still battling with COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout,” the official was quoted as saying.
Kanu had denied the audio but official sources said the government is “collecting all relevant evidence” to pin a case of incitement to genocide on him
The Secretary General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Dim Uche Okwukwu on Saturday condemned Kanu saying he was working on plots to set the Yoruba against Igbo.