Posted by News Express | 27 January 2019 | 1,834 times
A pro-Biafran leader on trial for treason in Nigeria on Saturday said he was in Britain, after skipping bail, disappearing for more than a year and re-emerging in Israel.
Nnamdi Kanu, who heads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) group, wrote on Twitter: “I am back in the UK to continue our excellent work to liberate #Biafra from the pit of darkness, Nigeria.”
The former London estate agent was seen standing in the dark outside Leeds Bradford Airport in northern England, wearing a winter overcoat and jumper.
The photograph was undated but is understood to have been taken in the last few days.
The same Twitter account — @MaziNnamdiKanu — has been used since he announced his re-emergence in Israel in October last year.
Britain’s foreign ministry said in a statement: “We provided assistance to a British man in Israel.
“Due to our obligations under the Data Protection Act we are unable to go into any more detail.”
Kanu, who also runs the outlawed Radio Biafra, believes the Igbo people who dominate southeast Nigeria are a lost tribe of Israel and Biafra is the promised land.
Kanu has called for his supporters to boycott the vote, as part of a wider policy of non-cooperation until there is a referendum on sovereignty.
But the vote will be closely watched, as Buhari’s main challenger, Atiku Abubakar, of the Peoples Democratic Party, has chosen a former southeast governor, Peter Obi, who is Igbo, as his running mate
•Sourced from a Vanguard report
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