The European Union (EU) has reacted to the continuous detention of Nnamdi Kanu and other Biafra agitators.
In a letter signed by the vice president of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, members of the European Parliament accused Nigeria of human rights abuse.
I fully share your concern on the violence that has erupted in relation to the Biafra movement. Individuals should be allowed to protest and express themselves freely as long as they exercise this right in a peaceful manner. Their prosecution, if founded on facts, should be carried out in full compliance of the rule of law, their human rights and judicial due process.
Mogherini noted that with the European Development Fund, Nigeria is expected to fulfil human rights commitments as 166 million euros was allocated to support the “fairness, transparency and accessibility of the justice sector governance reform and the fight against corruption.”
Mogherini also said the EU raises human rights concern with Nigeria at every opportunity and promised that this will also be reiterated “through concerted effort, including parliamentary contacts.”
See the letter below: