IPOB: U.K updates Nigeria on issuance of travel document to Kanu

British authorities have briefed the Nigerian government about the
temporary travel document they are about to issue to Nnamdi Kanu, leader
of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who holds a Nigeria-U.K dual

A senior Federal Government official with the Federal Ministry of
Foreign Affairs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed this
development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja, on Tuesday.

He explained that the British authorities had further reassured that
they had the best intention towards Nigeria and its citizens.

The IPOB leader, who was sighted in Israel last week, had pledged to
return to Nigeria soon, after his unceremonious disappearance from the
country for about 13 months.

Kanu, who made his first public statement on a live broadcast on Radio
Biafra on Sunday, was quoted as saying: “I have returned full-time and I
am coming home and I will bring hell with me.’’

However, the Presidency had on Oct. 23 dismissed the Kanu’s outburst and
assured all Nigerians that there was no reason to worry about the
hollow outburst by the IPOB leader.

Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on
Media and Publicity, who gave the assurance in a statement in Abuja,
restated that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari was strong enough
to defend its territory against any threat.

He said: “Instead, we see the re-enactment of his bizarre, episodic
threat as a mere distraction which will not be allowed to detract from
the existing cordial relationships between Nigeria and other

According to him, the Buhari administration is in constant touch with
other friendly nations and has the best assurances that they would
continue to reciprocate the respect Nigeria has for the sovereignty of
their nations.

“Nigerians have nothing to fear from this,’’ he added.(NAN)


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