A Nigerian group in the UK, Citizens United for Peace and Stability (CUPS), has said it has started compiling evidence to get the UK government to revoke the citizenship of the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.
The group’s convener, Idris Ahmed, accused the IPOB of terrorism and said the group would take necessary steps to get the UK government to withdraw Kanu’s citizenship.
Ahmed, on his Facebook page, wrote: “Beyond any doubt, IPOB is a terrorist organisation. I have watched so many video clips on Facebook in which Nnamdi Kanu talked about mobilising weapons and financial resources to wage war against the Nigerian State.
“The CUPS organisation has started compiling evidence to pass to the British Government to strip Nnamdi Kanu of his UK citizenship.
“Under a new law, over 100 UK citizens who went overseas to commit acts of terrorism or fight for ISIS have been stripped of their citizenship by the Home Secretary (Minister of Internal Affairs).
“Nnamdi Kanu perfectly falls into this category.”
Meanwhile, former minister of aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode has reacted to the recent declaration of the IPOB as a terrorist group by the Nigerian army.
Recall it was reported that the Nigerian army in a statement signed by the director of defence information John Eneche said after due investigation, the military has decided that the IPOB is a violent group and as such would be classified as a terrorist group.
Fani-Kayode, while reacting to the army’s announcement said the IPOB grou is a non-violent organisation in pursuit of a legitimate objective.