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ARREST ORDER: I can cause problems for you, Kanu dares FG

ARREST ORDER: I can cause problems for you, Kanu dares FG

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has threatened the Federal Government over the arrest order issued by Justice Binta Murtala Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, saying he can cause problems for the Nigerian government.

The IPOB leader made the threat in a statement released in Awka, the Anambra State capital on Sunday, describing an alleged plan by the Federal Government to arrest him with the InterPol as a futile effort.

According to him, as a British citizen, he could not be subjected to any Nigerian law.

“I am a Biafran that holds a British citizenship. Nigerian law courts and their judges are of no consequence to me.”

Daring  the Federal Government to come for him if it could, Kanu said that the bail revocation was a ploy by the Federal Government to make the International Police stop him from travelling freely across the world to make a case for the independence of Biafra.

“I am not a Nigerian citizen; therefore, your bail revocation is completely meaningless to me. My devotion to the absolute and puritanical pursuit of the total restoration of the sovereignty of the Republic of Biafra is unwavering.

“My lawyers are waiting for an Interpol red notice against my name and all hell will break loose. If the intention of Binta Nyako is to curtail my travels, thereby limiting IPOB diplomatic offensive, then let me assure Biafrans that our enemies have failed.

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“Should they request Interpol intervention in this matter, I will give my lawyers here in the UK the instructions we need to launch a no-holds-barred legal assault against Nigeria.

“So, I am waiting for them. Europe and Interpol are not a bunch of wild beasts like Nigerian law courts and her security services. In Europe there is rule of law which is also binding on Interpol.

“The treasonable felony charge they levelled against me is not a crime that could be committed by merely carrying Biafran flag about and preaching secession, but one that could only be committed using guns, bombs and other weapons, which my group has never been associated with.

“I warn the Federal Government not to dare me because I’m capable of causing trouble for Nigeria”, Kanu said.

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