A group, Advocate of Social Justice (ASJA), has threatened to occupy the UK embassy in Nigeria if the European country failed to extradite the leader of IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
The group’s threat comes on the back of a revelation made by former Abia state Governor Orji Uzor Kalu that Kanu had fled to UK after the invasion of his hometown by the Nigerian Army.
“The Advocate of Social Justice for All is disappointed to learn that the leader of the terrorist group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, is hiding in the United Kingdom after illegally travelling through Cameroon and Malaysia,” the group said in a statement.
Asongo Venatius, ASJA’s Executive Director, said it found it irresponsible for the UK High Commission in Nigeria to have issued its statement seeking clarification on the British-Nigerian when it is allegedly aware of the IPOB leader’s whereabouts.
”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.
The group, however, said “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.”