Nnamdi Kanu

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office written question – answered on 27th July 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Cox Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about theĀ alleged extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra movement; and what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure he is (1) protected from torture, and (2) released.

Photo of Baroness Cox Baroness Cox Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how and where Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra movement, was arrested.

Photo of Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)

We are seeking clarification from the Nigerian government about the circumstances of the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu. The UK has requested consular access to Mr Kanu from the Nigerian government, and we stand ready to provide consular assistance.

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