The Presidency, on Tuesday, stated that it got the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, via “cross-border cooperation” in a well-coordinated “international operation”.
They said after Kanu was nabbed, he was then handed over to National Intelligence Agency, NIA, and then returned to Nigeria to face the Law.
These were contained in a statement by the Presidency, Tuesday, by the Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
It will be recalled that it was reported that Nnamdi Kanu was arrested and extradited to Nigeria on June 27.
The furore that followed took, expectedly, political, ethnic, social and legal dimensions, with confusion over how and/or where the IPOB leader was abducted from.
However, the Federal Government’s statement, on Tuesday, said nothing about where Nnamdi Kanu was taken, but heaped praises on the security agencies involved in the operation for a job well done.
According to the statement, President Buhari’s government would not allow the fundamental human right to freely express personal or regional views be abused to the extent of sabotaging the unity of the country.
The President said: “Last week, we saw the enhanced collaboration of Nigerian law enforcement agencies, as they executed with great synchronisation arrests of individuals who had inflicted pain and hardships on fellow citizens.