Nnamdi Kanu: We Got Him in Prague-Anonymous Source

By Our Correspondent
June 30, 2021

Emerging facts indicate that the self acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was picked up by Interpol in Prague, the capital of Czech Republic. The disclosure is coming barely three days after he was intercepted, as Nigeria’s Attorney-General, Abubakar Malami puts it, before being quickly extradited into the country on Sunday. The development sent speculators into speed gears and they bandied unverified claims over how or where he was picked.
But 2n-network.com can authoritatively reveal that Kanu’s case is more of a package sent with love from Prague.
According to informed sources, Kanu was trailed from his UK base to Singapore, from where he transited to Prague on Friday for undisclosed readons. Following his arrival in Prague, Czech agents sent words to their Nigerian counterpart after which the process for his arrest and packaging to Nigeria began.
“He was picked up soon after and moved to Nigeria without any undue delay,” one of the sources volunteered in a manner that seems to align with claims by Malami that he was “intercepted through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and Security Services.”
Kanu has been involved in a running battle with the Nigerian state following the formation of IPOB, a group that has since been labeled a terrorist organization and consequently banned. However, following his unrestraints conducts, he was arrested on October 14, 2015 and arraigned before a federal high court on an 11 count charge. Some of the charges against him include terrorism, treason, etc.
Kanu was however, granted bail almost two after his arrest and a arraignment. He however jumped bail and escaped to the United Kingdom from where he upped his anti Nigeria rhetorics leading up to the heated state of insecurity in the country’s South Eastern region, arising mainly from the activities of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, the alleged militant wing of IPOB.
Upon Kanu’s disappearance, the court revoked his bail, with the federal government also upping the charges against him. Among others, he is charged with inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against the Nigerian state and institutions, were leveled against him. In addition, the federal government further engaged the processes for his arrest, which unconfirmed reports are linked to the arrest of his surety, Sen Enyinnaya Abaribe, earlier this month. Upon his arrest and arrival in Nigeria, he was immediately re-arraigned with old charges and more slammed against him. Part of his additional reason for worry is that he is now billed to defend himself against the accusation that he instigated violence in south-eastern Nigeria resulting in the loss of lives and property including those of civilians, military, paramilitary, police forces and destruction of civil institutions and symbols of authorities.
Meanwhile, Kanu’s arrested and subsequent extradition to the country has been generating reactions from far and wide. The first in the series, came from his brother, Emmanuel, who urged the federal government to be careful about how it handles the case involving the self-styled IPOB leader.
“His arrest will not in anyway jeopardise the agitation because when Jesus Christ came to the world and finished his work and left, the gospel of God which he brought, continued to spread to all parts of the world,” he said
Counsel to IPOB, Alloy Ejiofor, posited that Kanu is innocent of all charges until he is proven otherwise in court. According to him, it is one thing to lay charges and another to secure conviction.
“It’s one thing to make an arrest, it’s another thing to succeed in getting a conviction. But I have to tell you that since 2015 when this saga of arresting IPOB members and 2017 when they were declared terrorist, there is no court of law in Nigeria that has made a conviction on any IPOB member based on terrorism or secession or whatever. Our contention is that secession is not a criminal offence mentioned anywhere in Nigeria law.”
In a statement, the Alaigbo Development Foundation, ADF, argued that Kanu’s arrest will not stop Igbo agitation. While raising concerns over the clampdown on those calling for self determination, the group wondered why members of vicious groups like the Boko Haram were not being treated with as much ferocity. It therefore called on Igbo lawyers to rise in defense of Kanu for what it described as “…Igbo youths being unjustly held in various detention centres in the country.”
“The arrest or elimination of Nnamdi Kanu from the scene of the struggle is most unlikely to result in the smashing of the spirit of the longing for freedom of the Igbo nation or that of other nationalities that are equally struggling to free themselves from the chaotic Nigerian federation. The Igbo nation is meanwhile groaning under the agony of the massive arrests, torture and killing of many Igbo youths by security agents of the Federal Government. One thing is very clear. The Federal Republic of Nigeria is breathing its last. It may well go the way of other federations which were created artificially and held together by the force of arms. We call on the international community not to turn its back on the horrors taking place in Nigeria, especially in Igboland.”
Also reacting to the news of Kanu’s arrest, extradition and re-arraignment in court, the Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, urged the federal government to tread with care taken into account his international connection. Speaking via its national publicity secretary, the ACF advised the federal government to adhere strictly with the rule of law as doing otherwise may be counter productive.
“Given the complex international and national issues involved in this case, we call on government to handle the matter with care. The best way out is to keep strictly to the rule of law. Kanu and his collaborators must be made to understand that Nigeria is not a failed state and the rule of law still exists here.
We, however, know that the man has no respect for the country called Nigeria and has vowed to destroy the country. Sadly, he enjoys collaboration of some Nigerians who for some reasons want the country destroyed. He also enjoys the support of international arms dealers who know that he has the capacity to cause a war to break out in Africa’s most populous country and biggest economy.”
Like the Arewa Consultative Forum, the Pan Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, which spoke through its leader, PA Ayo Adesanya, refer to Kanu’s arrest as a fate that awaits every freedom fighter.
“Anybody leading an agitation like Nnamdi Kanu is doing should expect similar treatment. I recall that Chief Obafemi Awolowo and myself were arrested during our days of agitation. Anybody who wants to agitate has the right to do so, but such agitation must be done peacefully without violence. However, the Federal Government must toe the line of the rule of law.”

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