The wife of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, Uchechi, has disclosed that none of the family members of the IPOB leader has been able to reach him since he got into the custody of the Department of State Services.
She further stated that her husband been beaten and tortured by security agencies both in Kenya and Nigeria gets her worried.
Uchechi who is currently in the North of England stated this during an interview with The Sunday Times on Sunday.
The IPOB leader’s wife while speaking said, “It’s hard for me to speak. I’m extremely devastated. He has been beaten and tortured and I am scared for his life.”
“I was always worried about Nnamdi. When you’re asking for freedom from dictatorship, you are a target. But when I saw what happened in Belarus and how no one did anything, I knew nowhere was safe.”
“The Nigerian government carrying out this rendition is a crime. We’re not even talking about independence,” she said.
“We’re just calling for a referendum exactly like Scotland did with UK and UK did with the EU but the Nigerian government wants to exterminate our whole family. It’s a scandal and thing of shame that Britain is not acting to secure their citizens.”
Also, a lawyer at Doughty Street Chambers in London, who is consulting for the Kanu family, warned that the UK risked becoming “complicit in torture” if it did not act in support of Kanu.
“Extraordinary rendition is recognised as a form of torture,” said Jonathan Cooper.
“We need the UK government to take the lead by condemning the actions of Nigeria and Kenya and by insisting that if Kanu is to be returned to Nigeria, only independent courts can authorise his return. If the foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, continues to say nothing, there is a risk that the UK will become complicit in torture.”