Nnamdi Kanu’s ‘life in danger’
The life of Nigerian separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu is under threat, his lawyer Ifeanyi Ejiofor has told BBC Focus on Africa.
It appears that he has fled Nigeria, where he has campaigned for a separate state of Biafra in the south-east after pictures and video of Mr Kanu in Israel emerged on Friday.
He is currently on bail on charges that could amount to treason but has ignored the bail conditions by going abroad.
On Sunday, Mr Kanu told his outlawed pirate radio station – Radio Biafra – that he is “coming home and I will bring hell with me”.
Mr Ejiofor said his words should not be taken out of context and that his client is a “man of peace”.
Responding to a question about when exactly Mr Kanu will return to Nigeria, his lawyer said he will not come back until his safety is guaranteed.
Me Ejiofor said he would call on the help of the UN, US, UK and EU to make sure Mr Kanu is safe.
Cover photo: In 2015, Nnamdi Kanu was charged with “criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organisation”