Professor Wole Soyinka, the Nobel laureate says there would be an trouble in Nigeria if the truth of how the founder and leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu was arrested comes out.
Kanu was on Sunday, June 27, extradited from an unknown country, which some said its Ethiopia and recently Kenya to Nigeria to face trial after he jumped bail and fled the country in 2017 after the military invasion of his father’s palace.
The Nobel Laureate said this while speaking with BBC Pidgin on Monday. He said:
“It’s not for me to tell the President to prepare itself because it’s going to be a huge squawk when the truth about how Kanu was arrested comes out. People are alleging this or that. That is one phase whether Nigeria has acted outside 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”