The Presidency has assured Nigerians that there is no reason to worry about what it describes as the hollow outburst by Nnamdi Kanu, the disputed leader of the terrorist organisation, IPOB.
Kanu, currently hiding in Israel said recently that he was returning to Nigeria “with hell’’.
The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, gave the assurance in Abuja, assuring that Nigeria under President Muhammadu Buhari was strong enough to defend its territory against any threat.
Shehu stressed that the utterances of the disputed IPOB leader were a mere distraction that would not be allowed to undermine the relationship Nigeria has enjoyed with other countries.
He said the Buhari administration has the assurances of other nations that they would continue to reciprocate the respect Nigeria has for their sovereignty.
British authorities had briefed the Nigerian government about the temporary travel document they are about to issue to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who holds a Nigeria-U.K dual citizenship.
A senior Federal Government official with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed this development to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja, on Tuesday.
He explained that the British authorities had further reassured that they had the best intention towards Nigeria and its citizens.
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.