The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday while narrating how he was rearrested by President Muhammadu Buhari-led government said that his abductors linked him to Islamic terrorists, Al-Shabab.
According to him, those who kidnapped him said the Nigerian government told them that he was a member of Al-Shabab, the Independent Nigeria reports.
Narrating the ordeal to his lawyer, Alo Ejimakor at the Department of State Services (DSS), Kanu disclosed that he was tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment upon his capture.
Speaking to journalists shortly after he was allowed to have access the IPOB leader, Ejimakor said, “The people that abducted him said that they were told by their sponsors that Kanu was a Nigerian terrorist linked to the Islamic terrorists in Kenya, presumably Al-Shabab.
“But after several days when they discovered his true identity, they tended to treat him less badly. Despite that, they told him they felt committed to hand him over to those that hired them.
“Kanu was in point of fact tortured and subjected to untold cruel and inhuman treatment in Kenya. He said his abductors disclosed to him that they abducted him at the behest of the Nigerian government.
“The IPOB leader was blindfolded and driven to the tarmac very close to the plane without passing through the airport immigration. The plane departed Nairobi at about 12 p.m. and arrived in Abuja in the evening.
“He was flown to Abuja in the private jet on Sunday 27th June 2021 from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and that he was the lone passenger,” he added.
Ejimakor stated that the circumstances surrounding Kanu’s re-arrest would make it difficult for any court of law to proceed with his trial.