British authorities have briefed the Nigerian government concerning the temporary travel document they’re going to issue to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous Folks of Biafra (IPOB), who holds a Nigeria-U.K dual citizenship.
A senior AUTHORITIES official with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed this development in Abuja, tuesday on.
He explained that the British authorities had further reassured they had the very best intention towards Nigeria and its own citizens.
The IPOB leader, week who was simply sighted in Israel last, had pledged to come back to Nigeria soon, after his unceremonious disappearance from the national country for approximately 13 months.
Kanu, on Sunday who made his first public statement on a live broadcast on Radio Biafra, was quoted as saying: “I’ve returned full-time and i’m coming home and i will bring hell with me.’’
However, the Presidency had on Oct. 23 dismissed the Kanu’s outburst and assured all Nigerians that there is no reason to be worried about the hollow outburst by the IPOB leader.
Malam Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant to the elected president on Media and Publicity, who gave the assurance in a statement in Abuja, restated that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari was strong to guard its territory against any threat enough.
He said: “Instead, the re-enactment sometimes appears by us of his bizarre, episodic threat as only distraction that will not be permitted to detract from the prevailing cordial relationships between Nigeria along with other countries.’’
According to him, the Buhari administration is in constant touch with other friendly nations and contains the very best assurances they would continue steadily to reciprocate the respect Nigeria has for the sovereignty of these nations.
“Nigerians have nothing to fear out of this,’’ he added.(NAN)