Cloudnewsmag reported that some activists from the southeast have written a petition asking the United Kingdom to extradite Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria for allegedly inciting violence in the country.
The group under the auspices of Igbo Youths in Nigeria and Diaspora, submitted the petition to British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria, alleging that Kanu, who heads the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) is promoting a breakdown of law and order within the southeast region.
The activists during a video posted on YouTube on Annunciation, 2021, accused the IPOB leader of ordering his group, the Eastern Security Network (ESN) to attack police and military personnel within the southeastern part of the country.
A spokesperson for the group, Chukwuma Dike, said they decided to write down the petition to the High Commission because Kanu may be a British citizen who is causing problems in Nigeria.
Dike said: ”We are calling on the British government to extradite Nnamdi Kanu, they ought to open a case, let him face justice. We are calling for justice, the death is enough.”
He accused the IPOB leader of being behind the killings and disappearances of former members of the group who were against his violent tactics.
Dike said Kanu is popping the southeast region into a combat zone , remarking that about 16 youths belonging to the ESN were recently killed by soldiers in Abia state.
He stated that the military and therefore the police were clamping down on innocent people within the region over crimes committed by the IPOB.