The British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing, on Tuesday, promised to offer consular assistance to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The British High Commissioner disclosed this during an interview on Arise Television, on Tuesday.
Laing said: ”On Nnamdi Kanu, all I would say is that we are on record of saying that we can offer consular assistance to British nationals as requested. That is all I am prepared to say in this interview.
”I haven’t said anything about his trial. What we have said on record is that we would do all we can and we do offer consular assistance and in this case, we have offered consular assistance to Nnamdi Kanu.”
Recall that the IPOB leader was arrested in an African country and repatriated to Nigeria.
Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Federal High Court had ordered Kanu to be remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services.
DSS, however, failed to produce Kanu in court during Monday’s resumed proceedings.
DSS had informed the court that Kanu could not be produced due to issues of logistics.