Why Buhari Didn’t Order The K-illing Of Nnamdi Kanu While Abroad – Adesina Reveals | READ MORE
Former Special Adviser to ex-president Muhammadu Buhari, has revealed that his principal opted for repatriating Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), instead of ordering for his ki-lling while he was on exile.
Adesina in a book he recently launched, titled; “Reflections of a Special Adviser, Media and Publicity (2015-2023),” said;
“Mr Buhari said he opted for the arrest of Mr Kanu instead of mobilising to ki-ll him abroad when a delegation of Igbos led by Chief Mbazulike Ameachi met with the president in the villa to plead for clemency for Mr Kanu.
“Let him make his case in court instead of giving a terrible impression of the country from outside. I feel it is a favour to give him (Mr Kanu) that opportunity. Government could have mobilised to eliminate him where he was, but we did not do that,” Mr Buhari told Mr Amaechi-led delegate.
Mr Buhari further told the delegate pleading on behalf of Mr Kanu that their request was a hard one for him to grant, but he would consider it.
“You have made an extremely difficult demand on me as the leader of this country. The implication of your request is very serious. In the last six years, nobody will say I have confronted the judiciary. We are developing a country, and we have to go through the pains,” Mr Buhari said.
Recall that Kanu was on June 2021, repatriated back to Nigeria after disappearing from the country following a military raid on his home. Since his repatriation, Kanu has been facing trial on charges bordering on inciting vio-lence, terro-rism, among others.