The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has revealed that his abductors linked him to Islamic terrorists, Al-Shabab.
He further stated that those who abducted him noted that the Federal Government of Nigeria told them that he was a member of Al-Shabab.
The counsel to the IPOB leader, Aloy Ejimakor, stated this after the Department of State Services gave him access to Kanu.
He further stated that his client was tortured and subjected to inhumane treatment upon his capture.
However, 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 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 noon 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 further stated that the circumstances surrounding Kanu’s rearrest would make it difficult for any court of law to proceed with his trial.