Kingsley ‘Kanunta’ Kanu, a brother to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on Wednesday criticised the United Kingdom (UK) government over what he described as “silence” on his sibling’s trial.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kingsley vowed that UK’s indifference to separatist agitation in its former colony and to its citizen, Kanu, won’t stop the mission to achieve an independent state of Biafra.
This newspaper understands that despite pressure from Kanu’s family and lawyers for the UK to intervene in Kanu’s matter, the European nation would not be yielding to the persuasions. In June last year, Dean Hurlock, a spokesperson of the British High Commission, disclosed that the UK “would expect any trial or legal proceedings to follow due process”. This is as Kanu’s prosecution continues in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
“The UK should be guiding Nigeria on how to hold #Referendum on #Biafra independence Cos, any decision concerning Biafra self-determination does not rest with @MBuhari or @FCDOGovUK, it’s a matter for the Biafran people alone. Silence on Kanu’s case can’t stop what #MNK started,” Kanu wrote on his known Twitter handle.
The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.