BREAKING: UN writes Nigeria, Kenya over Kanu
-Warns of consequences if torture allegations are confirmed
-Wants further violations of rights halted
The United Nations has issued ‘Urgent Appeals” to both the Nigerian and Kenyan Governments respectively, demanding immediate stoppage of any torture or violation of rights committed against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
UN also warned of serious consequences if the allegations of torture and violation of fundamental human rights against the IPOB leader were confirmed.
The UN intervention followed a petition to the UN by Kanu’s brother, Kanunta Kanu; and his Special counsel, Mr. Aloy Ejimakor.
UN’s “Urgent Appeals” to Nigeria and Kenya according to a statement by Kanunta have been transmitted to both countries since August 26, and acknowledgment received from the Nigeria’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York on September 17.
The statement made available to Vanguard Tuesday read in part: “In particular, the said Urgent Appeals state in part that the United Nations is “alarmed by the alleged torture and ill-treatment Mr. Kanu has been subjected to during his illegal custody in Kenya