Kanu’s Abduction: IHRC Did Not Absolve Nigeria, Kenya of Rights Violation

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Following the statement reported by some new media (Not Newsie Events) that the International Human Rights Commission, IHRC, has absolved Nigeria and Kenya authorities of Rights Violations in the abduction and extradition to Nigeria of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the Commission has come out to deny making any of such statement, describing it as fake news.

The commission in a statement issued on Thursday, July 15, by the Country Head/Ambassador for West African countries, Ambassador Dr. Friday Sabi, said some impersonators made a fake declaration concerning Kanu in its name, warning the media and members of the public to be circumspect of such dubious persons.

Country Head/Ambassador for West African countries, Ambassador Dr. Friday Sabi,

The statement reads in part:
“As a diplomatic inter-governmental organisation, our policy on crises management is purely mediation role to bring about peace and not to take side with any party and aggravate crises.

“The issue of IPOB agitation and the subsequent violence that has ensured has claimed several lives in the southeastern Nigeria and as a diplomatic specialised organisation with full knowledge of public security and public safety we do not issue such myopic and premature statements which is capable of escalating the crises on ground in Nigeria.

“For the record, we are about the only non-governmental organisation in the world who do not believe in protest or demonstration as a way of making demands from government or bodies owing to our diplomatic principles

“Let me also put it on record that the IHRC establishment across the world is to bridge the gap of bureaucratic bottlenecks created by various state protocols which has hindered

“As such we are not formed to serve as an antagonist of any government in the world rather we mediate between the government and the people to bring about peace in the world.”

Ambassador Sani further stated that the IHRC under the leadership of Professor Ran Marcin Wasik is administered as a family and national issues of such magnitude must pass through several protocols of approvals before statements can be issued.

He said as a regional organisation, the IHRC has activated its legal volunteers to monitor all political trials. He added:

“The public should therefore disregard the purported publications and maintain their confidence in our capacity to ensure compliance with the universal declaration on human rights.”

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