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Nnamdi Kanu’s Repatriation: International Human Rights Commission justifies Nigeria and Kenya’ Roles

BY LEVI JOHNSON

The International Human Rights Commission, IHRC, has justified the roles Nigerian and Kenyan governments played in the repatriation of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to Nigeria.

The IHRC exonerated the two countries of any breach of diplomatic breaches in the arrest and repatriation of Kanu to Nigeria.

It explained that the IHRC had received about 25 petitions from individuals and groups worldwide in respect of the IPoB leader.

The international human rights body said in a statement dated July 7, 2021,  that the majority of the petitions, which came from Nigeria, urged it to conduct an independent inquiry into human rights violations and possible breaches to established international and regional diplomatic protocols, reported Vanguard.

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“The IHRC is committed to safeguarding the rights of citizens across the globe in line with the organization’s core mandate,” the agency said.

“The commission upon investigation is unable to establish a case of human rights violation of Nnamdi Kanu in Kenya by the special Police Forces.

“The Commission expects the Nigerian Government to follow up the trial of Nnamdi Kanu in line with the country’s laws and respect to human rights.

“The commission has resolved to monitor the trial of Nnamdi Kanu to ensure his human rights are not violated by the Nigerian Government,” the IHRC stated.

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