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Italian Govt Calls For Immediate Release of Nnamdi Kanu Issues urgent warning to Amnesty International

An Italian base Association of Rights and Borders (ADIF) has called on the Nigerian government to urgently release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Director of Radio Biafra London who was held in detention after several court order to release him.
The association in a statement published on their website, issued an urgent request to Amnesty International to intervene in the illegal detention of Kanu.

Read the full report published on ADIF website:

Nnamdi Kanu is a British citizen, in prison since October 14, 2015 in Abuja, Nigeria's capital by the will of the President, the General. Muhammadu Buhari, despite numerous court orders requiring his immediate and unconditional release. 

Kanu is a political prisoner because it brings out the campaign for the right to self-determination of the indigenous peoples of Biafra. The secret police of Nigeria known as DSS Kanu has kidnapped and arrested on his arrival in Lagos October 14, 2015 from London. 


He was falsely accused of treason and detained by order of President Buhari who vowed to allow the release despite the fact that the competent courts had ruled that he could not be held. Kanu is a human rights activist and leader of the indigenous peoples of Biafra (IPOB).

Nnamdi Kanu is considered a wise man like few in his people. His words and teachings that were often broadcast on Radio Biafra were regarded as hate speech by people who have little or no knowledge of who he was, where it came from and what is its mission. 

Nnamdi Kanu has been a quiet leader but blunt, a leader who calmly and in truth brought the necessary attention on what is the situation of raw Biafrans. There were mega protests in all cities of Biafra in solidarity with the arrest of Mr. Kanu. 

Many Biafrans were killed and continue to be killed by the Nigerian government, during and after these protests despite the Biafrans manifested and always demonstrate peacefully and unarmed.

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Kanu an activist especially radio, human rights and we can categorically affirm that he never preached hatred. He was simply exercising his right to freedom of speech and expression. 

All the things he said have helped millions of indigenous people of Biafra to know their true identity and their history. Kanu has delivered the people of Biafra from mental slavery. 


The reasons that led Nnamdi Kanu to fight for his people was because he was horrified by the "thirst for blood" of the Nigerian government, the army, the police and DSS. In several videos taken are seen real "mass murders" committed during peaceful demonstrations by unarmed civilians. 

He hoped that the international community and public opinion would be outraged. Amnesty and other welfare organizations, if they are not in danger of endorsing the repression of the powerful Nigerians and losing its credibility. 

The Nigerian government submits Kanu to an extremely punitive and degrading treatment and no one is there for him, no one is speaking in his defense, and this is very unfair on comparisons.

Freedom of information and speech has been recognized as a basic human right to the inaugural session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. 

Nnamdi Kanu is a huge risk to take and to be the bearer of that right is assumed. It is our urgent and necessary warning that even Amnesty International asks for his release, and that see given the status of POC

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