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The Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Aloy Ejimakor has likened the strength of the agitator in times of turmoil to that of the Biblical rock of Gibraltar.
Ejimakor had also reiterated that Nnamdi Kanu remained strong despite being locked up by the Department of State Services, DSS.
He said Kanu is happy with the support from followers and the United Nations, UN. Ejimakor disclosed this after a routine meeting of IPOB’s legal team with Kanu at the DSS headquarters in Abuja.
In a tweet, Ejimakor wrote: “UPDATE: My visitation with Onyendu #MNK just concluded. Like the rock of Gibraltar, MNK remains strong.
“He derives quantum comfort from the support of the legions that believe in his cause & the vindication brought by the Umuahia judgment & UN directives. He salutes the faithful.”
Kanu has been in DSS detention since 2011.
In June 2021, the IPOB leader was arrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria.
More reports reaching The Eastern Updates has it that the legal team of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has sent a letter to the United Kingdom Government, seeking to know their plan towards securing Kanu’s release as directed by the United Nations.
In a letter to the British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, Kanu’s International Counsel, and spokesman, Bruce Fein called on UK to ensure the implementation of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention Opinion No. 25/2022.
According to the letter dated August 7, 2022, and made available to The Eastern Updates by the IPOB leader’s special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, the envoy was accused of not giving attention to Kanu’s case even weeks after the opinion was issued.
The United Nations Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention on July 20, 2022, issued a unanimous opinion addressing United Kingdom citizen Nnamdi Kanu’s kidnapping, torture, extraordinary rendition, and protracted detention without trial by Nigeria acting in collusion with Kenya.