The United Kingdom says it has concluded plans to seek clarification from the Federal Government the circumstances that led to the arrest of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The UK Government stated this through the British High Commission in Abuja.
This was done thought its Head of Communications, Dean Hurlock, in response to enquiries on issues surrounding the sudden appearance of Kanu in Nigeria after fleeing the country three years ago.
Hurlock said: “In response to any queries on whether Nnamdi Kanu was extradited from the UK, we can reaffirm that Nnamdi Kanu was not arrested in the UK and nor was he extradited from the UK.
“With regards to any questions about the possible legality of his arrest, the British High Commission in Abuja is currently in the process of seeking clarification from the Nigerian Government about the circumstances of the arrest.”
The position of the British High Commission further said the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office stood ready to provide consular assistance to Kanu.
Hurlock added: “With regard to any questions about whether the British High Commission are providing assistance in this case, we can confirm that the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office stands ready to provide ‘consular” assistance.
“With regard to any questions about what the UK thinks about the proposed legal process that Nnamdi Kanu is facing in Nigeria, the UK would expect any trial or legal proceedings to follow due process.”