What if the truth surrounding Nnamdi Kanu’s imprisonment is revealed – Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, has said that if the truth about the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the head of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, is revealed, there will be a “huge squawk.”

This was mentioned by Soyinka in an interview with BBC Pidgin.

“It is not for me to tell the president to prepare itself because there will be a huge squawk when the truth about Kanu’s arrest comes out,” he added. People are claiming this and that. That is one stage in determining if Nigeria has violated international law.

“The second issue, however, has to do with Kanu’s conduct outside the nation. There’s been a level of hate rhetoric which has been unfortunate, from Kanu. Hate rhetoric is an issue that can only be judged by the laws of any nation.

“Was it right ‘to have been kidnapped?’ You can say intercepted as much as you want but I think Kanu was kidnapped. That is wrong internationally and morally.

“The government can not wash itself clean on what seems to be a kind of comparative energy in pursuing the destabilised forces in the nation,” he said.


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