UN Warns Nigeria, Kenya Over Alleged Torture and Violation Of Fundamental Human Rights.
The United Nations, UN, has issued ‘Urgent Appeals” to both the Nigerian and Kenyan Governments, demanding immediate stoppage of any torture or violation of rights committed against the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
This came as the IPOB, yesterday, told the federal government of Nigeria that the alleged illegal rendition of its leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu will not weaken the group but will rather destroy Nigeria.
IPOB disclosed this in reply to the statement credited to the Senior Special Assistant Media to President Muhammadu Buhari, Malam Garba Shehu that conviction of Mazi Kanu will lead to the end of IPOB agitation.
UN’s “Urgent Appeals” to Nigeria and Kenya according to a statement by Kanunta have been transmitted to both countries since August 26 and acknowledgement received from the Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York on September 17.
The statement made available to NAN Tuesday read in part:”In particular, the said Urgent Appeals state in part that the United Nations is “alarmed by the alleged torture and ill-treatment Mr. Kanu has been subjected to during his illegal custody in Kenya.
The UN intervention followed a petition to the UN by Kanu’s brother, Kanunta Kanu ; and his Special counsel, Mr. Aloy Ejimakor.