ICYMI: We knew nothing about Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest – Kenyan govt


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The Kenyan government says it is untrue that IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu was re-arrested in its country.

Recall that Nigeria’s  Attorney General, Abubakar Malami SAN hinged the success of efforts to re-arrest Kanu on the “collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and Security Services” but did not state where he was nabbed.

However, many pundits including Kanu’s brother, Kingsley, said it occurred in Kenya.

Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria, Wilfred Machage, said during a press conference on Friday that the allegations were untrue.

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According to him, the “concorted” allegations were aimed at pitching Nigerians from the South-East against the people of Kenya.

“I want to address the allegation by denying that Kenya was involved in the alleged arrest in Kenya and extradition to Nigeria of Mr Kanu.

“The allegation is fictional, imaginary and deliberately concocted to fuel antagonistic feeling amongst the southern section of the Nigerian people against the Kenya people.

“Indeed many countries have been accused — Rwanda, Czech Republic, Britain, Ethiopia — and God knows which other countries.

“I want to challenge anyone with facts relating to this alleged arrest in Kenya to present this fact. This will include how and who was particularly involved in the alleged arrest.

“Nigeria is a sovereign country. It’s your country. Instead of facing the Kenyan high commission in Nigeria to ask some of these questions, you should face your government.

“The government of Nigeria knows how they arrested him. They have the answers, not me,” Machage said.

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