The Coalition of the 52 Northern Group (CNG) has told the United Nations (UN) to stay away from Nnamdi Kanu’s case.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is detained in Abuja where he is facing terrorism trial.
The CNG warned the Federal Government to be wary of the UN’s interest in Kanu’s case, saying the Muhammadu Buhari administration should not ‘set a dangerous precedence in the country’.
Recall that the UN had asked the Nigerian Government to ‘release Kanu immediately and unconditionally’ and pay him adequate compensation for the arbitrary violation of his fundamental human rights over his arrest in Kenya in June 2021.
A communique signed by the CNG spokesman, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, obtained by this newspaper on Tuesday reads in part: “We caution the UN to desist from allowing some of its officials to drag it into international disrepute by interfering in particular with the matter of the trial of the IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
“We equally caution the Nigerian authorities against succumbing to undue pressure from whatever quarter so as to avoid setting a dangerous precedence in the country.”