The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was not picked up in the United Kingdom for the purpose of extradition, the British High Commission in Nigeria has said.
Dean Hurlock, a spokesperson of the British High Commission, told TheCable that while it can confirm Kanu’s arrest, he was not picked up in the UK where he is based.
The IPOB leader, who is also a UK citizen, had been in the UK since 2017 when he fled Nigeria.
He was being tried for treason before his house was stormed by soldiers and he fled the country.
Abubakar Malami, Minister of justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), had told reporters in Abuja on Tuesday that Kanu was rearrested and returned to the country on Sunday as a result of “the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services”.