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Biafra: The Continued Illegal Detention Of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Has Exposed Nigeria Negatively


Biafra: The Continued Illegal Detention Of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Has Exposed Nigeria Negatively 

■ Author: Amarachukwu Debby Francis

■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu

■ 06.08.2023 

It's no longer news that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, was unlawfully arrested and detained by the Nigerian government for advocating the rights and the emancipation of the Biafran people. 

His continued illegal detention has cast a negative spotlight on Nigeria. The federal government of Nigeria in June 2021, committed an international crime when it renditioned the leader of the indigenous people of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya. Following the state-sponsored kidnap, the Biafran activist was charged in court. 

The trumped-up charges against him bothering on terrorism and treason have been lingering for years, yet the government has been unable to prove its case. As a result, he was eventually acquitted by an Abuja appellate court. However, the Nigerian government, under the previous administration, willfully disregarded the rule of law by keeping Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in detention against the ruling. This has led to civil unrest in the southeastern part of Nigeria. 

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A situation the federal government quickly capitalized on to arrest the peace of the region through its groomed criminals, which has resulted immensely in significant economic shortfalls living many in trauma. This action thereby underpins the government's intention to undermine the economy of the South East, keeping it in perpetual impoverishment. The continued attempt to silence Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is an affront to the essence of justice. It is a testament to the height of inequality prevalent in the country. 

His ordeal at the hands of the federal government provides clear evidence of human rights violations by the very institutions meant to protect them. It exposes the hypocrisy, unfairness, wickedness, and systematic marginalization of Biafrans by the Nigerian federal government. 

Evidently, no nation can thrive on a foundation of injustice. The cry of Biafrans being marginalized has endured therefore, the region by the international laws on self-determination deserves a genuine sense of understanding and the right to demand freedom or a referendum. 

Nigeria must understand that the continued illegal detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu would only dent the country's image more. His continued confinement despite his acquittal, and the unabated violation of the fundamental human rights of members of IPOB, taints her so-called democracy with a stain of disgrace. 

It's high time the Federal government of Nigeria released Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in obedience to the order of its court.

#FreeMaziNnamdiKanu #FreeBiafra #EndNigeria 

Edited by Ozioma Onwe 

Published By Umuchiukwu Writers

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