Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra was arrested in the Czech Republic and then brought to Nigeria to continue his trial P.M. News can reveal
Government sources told P.M. News that he was lured to the country to receive a donation of weapons to IPOB’s Eastern Security Network (ESN).
“He was lured there to come and take a large donation of arms”, P.M. News sources said.
Kanu is a UK citizen and he holds a UK passport. To go to the Czech Republic, holders of UK passports do not require a visa.
And it takes less than two hours to make the journey to Prague, the capital.
The Czech Republic is a major arms supplier to Nigeria.
Out of the $91.65m Czech exports to Nigeria in 2020, arms and weapons accounted for $32.69m, according to data from tradingeconomics.com.
In disclosing the dramatic arrest on Tuesday, Attorney-general and Justice Minister, Abubakar Malami said Kanu was arrested after some ‘recent steps” taken by the Nigerian government.
He did not mention Interpol, but said he was intercepted through the collaborative efforts of “Nigerian intelligence and Security Services”.
“He has been brought back to Nigeria, in order to continue facing trial after disappearing, while on bail regarding 11 count charges against him”, he said.
Here is Malami’s full statement:
The self-acclaimed leader of the proscribed secessionist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been arrested through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services.