The Indigenous People of Biafra (POB) has urged the judiciary to order the immediate release of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to protest the sanctity of the court.
The pro-Biafra group insisted that Kanu did not commit any crime but was “criminally abducted” from Kenya and placed in illegal detention in Nigeria.
The group’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, made the call in a statement on Thursday.
Power added that further detention of Kanu in DSS solitary confinement violates his fundamental rights.
The statement read, “We, the global movement of IPOB, wish to state unequivocally that the rendition of Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria since June 2021 till date is a violation of his fundamental rights.
“No civilised nation in the world, more so, those under common law system of justice, condone kidnapping and extrajudicial transfer of suspects across international borders, without the authority of law grounded in an extradition process.
“Nigeria court must protect the sanctity of the institution of judiciary by ordering for the unconditional release of Kanu on the face of the fundamental violations of international and local laws by the Federal Government in the abduction and extraordinary rendition of our great leader.
“We insist that our great leader, Kanu, should be released unconditionally without much delay and hesitation.”