Kanu: Calling Western nations to intervene worse than calling the devil – Gimba Kakanda
Nigerian journalist, Gimba Kakanda has mocked those calling on Western nations to intervene in the ordeal of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu was facing an 11-count charge bordering on treasonable felony before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja when he jumped bail in 2017.
Attorney-General Abubakar Malami SAN disclosed last Tuesday that Kanu had been re-arrested and extradited to continue his trial.
However, he did not disclose where he was re-arrested.
Since the arrest of Kanu, who holds dual Nigerian-British citizenship, many of his supporters have appealed to Britain and other Western nations to intervene to secure his release.
Reacting in a Saturday post on Facebook, Kakanda said it was worse than calling for the devil’s intervention.
He said “We are calling on Western countries that invade less powerful countries in pursuit of their enemies to intervene in Nigeria’s extradition of its enemy?
“The same Western governments that remove hostile and non-cooperating leaders of the countries they invade and impose their puppets on the people? We are better off asking the Devil himself to speak on the extradition of Nnamdi Kanu.
“Aside from lacking the political legitimacy, the West lacks the moral authority to question Nigeria’s handling of a fugitive citizen on the run.
“We have a government that has disappointed us all, but that doesn’t take away the crime of thugs who’ve masterminded killings of innocent citizens and persistent attacks on police stations.
“If America or any powerful country was so undermined by a citizen accused of such grave crime, even the country that harbors him would be under attack, and those in support economically sanctioned.
“Afghanistan, for instance, has paid heavily for harboring Osama Bin Laden.”