Nnamdi Kanu arrest: I was very happy when I heard the news – Governor Nasir El-Rufai

The governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai has told reporters that he was happy when he heard the news that the Nigerian government had arrested IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

The governor further said that Kanu’s actions have led to the increased violence witnessed across the country and it will be good for him to face justice.

“I wad happy when I heard about Kanu’s arrest and I congratulate the federal government. This is someone that is fanning violence in Nigeria and it’s a good to thing for him to face justice.”

On the question that government doesn’t act fast on other similar issues like banditry and Boko Haram, El-Rufai said people are comparing ‘apples and oranges’ as they are not the same issues.

“Kanu’s issue is a different issue to these ones you mentioned, he is calling for the separation of Nigeria in violent a way while still holding a Nigeria passport.”

on Tuesday 29, June 2021, Nigeria’s Minister of justice and Attorney General of the federation Abubakar Malami broke the news of the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu on Sunday 27, June.

Mr Malami said they intercepted and extradited Kanu to Nigeria.

Multiple media reports have claimed that Kanu who is also a British citizen was arrested while in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia.

“We want to inform Nigerians that government working with security agencies had succeeded in attempt to arrest Nnamdi Kanu and we have brought him back to Nigeria.” Malami told a news conference on Tuesday Afternoon.


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