The Parliament of the United Kingdom has insisted that the Nigerian Government must explain its role in the abduction and subsequent smuggling of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra [IPOB] from Kenya to Nigeria. The demand was raised by United Kingdom’s Minister of State Lord Tariq Ahmad.
Nnamdi Kanu’s case was first raised on the floor of the British Parliament on July 7 during which the lawmakers assessed Kenyan’s role in the abduction of Kanu in the East African nation to Nigeria.
Liverpool’s Lord Alton had raised the matter on the floor of the British’s House of Lords, analysing the controversial nature of Kanu’s transfer from Kenya to Nigeria. He also sought enquiry on whether or not Kanu had received any consular assistance from the British High Commission in Abuja, Nigeria.
A parliamentary schedule had stated thus: “Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of:
 The role of Kenyan authorities in the abduction, brutalisation of Nigerian activist Nnamdi Kanu  the forceful transfer of the IPOB leader to Nigeria against his desire  The assistance being provided to Nnamdi Kanu by the British High Commission in Nigeria.”
In response to the parliamentary debate, Lord Tariq Ahmad said, “We are presently seeking clarification from the Nigerian Government in respect of the circumstances of the arrest and detention of Nnamdi Kanu.”
Lord Tariq Ahmad also confirmed comments by the British High Commission in Abuja that the UK Government was providing consular assistance for Nnamdi Kanu.
The Buhari dictatorship has remained silent on how it criminally abducted the IPOB leader and had him smuggled from Kenya to Nigeria, but the UK Government in its reaction has maintained that Kanu was not abducted on its soil.
Also, Kenyan High Commissioner to Nigeria Wilfred Machage has claimed that Kenya had no hand in the criminal abduction and repatriation of Nnamdi Kanu. His claim, however, was dismissed by a British newspaper The Guardian, which reported that Kanu was abducted in Kenya and moved to Nigeria, leaving his passport in the East African country.
The newspaper insisted that Kanu entered Kenya with a visa that was to expire in June.
Corroborating the assertions made by The Guardian, Nnamdi Kanu’s brother, himself a British citizen, also dismissed Kenyan’s claims that it has no hand in the criminal abduction of Nnamdi Kanu.
The Nigerian Government led by dictator Buhari is persecuting Nnamdi Kanu for demanding a referendum for the emancipation and secession of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.