The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has declared its leader, Nnamdi Kanu a “prisoner of conscience”.
The group’s spokesperson, Emma Powerful in a statement released on Friday December 17, stated that Kanu committed no crime to warrant his arrest.
IPOB maintained that Nnamdi Kanu is fighting for the freedom and self-determination of his people because under the United Nations Charter, to which Nigeria is a signatory, self-determination is not a crime.
The statement read;
“Following the extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria without proper documentation for doing so and long incarceration and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, we the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) wish to state categorically to the people of the world that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is now declared Prisoner Of Conscience.
“In 2015 Nnamdi Kanu was first arrested and subjected to an egregious violation of his fundamental rights….
Source: Linda Ikeji