The United Kingdom has asked the Nigerian g overnment to comment on the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu , leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The Press Officer, UK high commission in Nigeria, Joe Abuku, disclosed that Britain already made an official inquiry about Kanu.
“We are seeking urgent clarification from the Nigerian authorities about the status and whereabouts of Mr. Kanu, a British-Nigerian man, who has been reported missing since September 14,” Abuku told Punch.
“One of the conditions that can make the United Kingdom strip its citizen of nationality is if the person engages in a terrorist activity at home or abroad. And Kanu has dual citizenship and therefore a citizen of Nigeria and the UK,” the mission stated.
“The Indigenous People of Biafra is not a proscribed organisation in the UK,” he stated.
He also declined comment on whether the IPOB might be designated as a terrorist group or proscribed by the British authorities.
“We do not routinely comment on whether an organisation is or is not under consideration for proscription.
“A decision to proscribe an organisation must be based on a belief that it is concerned in terrorism as defined in the Terrorism Act 2000, and it must be proportionate,” he said.