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Nnamdi Kanu, held in Nigeria

British foreign minister petitioned on Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest

Harriet Harman, the Labour Party former Deputy Leader and MP for Camberwell and Peckham, has sent a petition on behalf of Nnamdi Kanu to the British Foreign Secretary, Phillip Hammond.

See the letter below (click on the image to enlarge)

Harriet Harman's letter
Harriet Harman’s letter

Kanu,the “Director” of Radio Biafra and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) separatist movement, was arrested on 17 October by security agents in Nigeria.

Harman, his MP, asks the Foreign Secretary to establish what Kanu was arrested for, where he is being held, what he could be charged with and whether, as a British citizen, he is being supported by the British High Commission in Nigeria.

Harriet Harman, Nnamdi Kanu's MP
Harriet Harman, Nnamdi Kanu’s MP

His arrest has sparked protests in many parts of southeast Nigeria.

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