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How Interpol arrested Nnamdi Kanu

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The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, was captured by the International Criminal Police while seeking foreign support for the actualisation of the Republic of Biafra. 

The PUNCH gathered that Kanu, who holds Nigerian and British passports, was arrested by security operatives outside his London base on Sunday. 

A source stated, "The request for the arrest of Kanu was made to the INTERPOL headquarters in Lyon, France, about two months ago. 

"Kanu could not be arrested at his London base because he is a British citizen and repatriating him to Nigeria may be challenging and the process cumbersome. 

"So, the security agencies waited patiently for him to leave the British soil before moving against him; he was arrested while on transit. 

"There was evidence of his meetings with foreign governments to solicit support for Biafra."

Another source corroborated that Kanu was nabbed while on transit but said he could not confirm the exact location. 

"The Nigerian government used conventional diplomatic means to facilitate the arrest of Kanu through the INTERPOL. 

"There are also suggestions that our intelligence agencies played a role in the arrest and extradition process." 

"It was confirmed that Kanu was picked up while on transit but the location cannot be immediately confirmed," the source volunteered. 

Recall that Kanu had been declared wanted by the Federal Government since 2017 after he jumped bail following the invasion of his country home in Abia State by soldiers. 

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