Former US Ambassador to Nigeria, John Campbell, has reacted to the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Kanu was arrrested on Sunday and returned to Nigeria to face his charges.
The Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, revealed the IPOB leader’s detention.
Though Malami has yet to reveal where Kanu was apprehended, his family claims the IPOB leader was re-arrested in Kenya.
He was taken before the Justice Binta Nyako-led Abuja Federal High Court to resume his trial upon his return to Nigeria. While the case was adjourned, Justice Nyako remanded Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services, or DSS.
Campbell cautioned the Nigerian government on the handling of Kanu’s trial.
He issued the warning in a tweet on his official Twitter handle.
According to Campbell: “Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was apprehended abroad on June 27 and has been returned to Nigeria for trial. If the government botches Kanu’s trial, it risks further inflaming separatism.”