The Presidency had, on October 23, dismissed Kanu’s outburst and assured Nigerians that there was no reason to worry about the outburst by the IPOB leader.
Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
British authorities have briefed the Federal Government about the temporary travel documents they are about to issue to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who holds a Nigeria-UK citizenship.
A senior official at the presidential villa told newsmen that the British authorities briefed the Nigerian government on the temporary travel documents they were about to issue to Kanu, who holds dual citizenship, and said they have the best intentions towards the Federal Republic of Nigeria and its citizens.
The senior presidency official with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who declined to be named, confirmed this development to newsmen in Abuja, on Tuesday.
The IPOB leader, who was sighted in Israel last week, had pledged to return to Nigeria soon, after his unceremonious disappearance from the country for about 13 months.
Kanu, who made his first public statement on a live broadcast on Radio Biafra on Sunday, was quoted as saying: “I have returned full-time, I am coming home and I will bring hell with me.’’
However, the Presidency had, on October 23, dismissed Kanu’s outburst and assured Nigerians that there was no reason to worry about the hollow outburst by the IPOB leader.
Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, gave the assurance in a statement in Abuja, and restated that Nigeria, under President Muhammadu Buhari, is strong enough to defend its territory against any threat.