Buhari 'I regret my utterances,' Nnamdi Kanu apologises to President

He extended the apology to former president Goodluck Jonathan, and Igbo elders for “some uncomplimentary things” he said about them.

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Nnamdi Kanu, director of the banned Radio Biafra, was detained by secret police on 17 October and accused of terrorism. play

Nnamdi Kanu, director of the banned Radio Biafra, was detained by secret police on 17 October and accused of terrorism.

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Radio Biafra founder, Nnamdi Kanu, has tendered an apology to President Muhamadu Buhari for referring to him as a terrorist, paedophile and evil in some of his broadcasts, Punch reports.

He extended the apology to former president Goodluck Jonathan, and Igbo elders for “some uncomplimentary things” he said about them.

He stated this in a statement which he made to the Department of State Service (DSS) on October 23.

“Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that, I unreservedly apologise and will be doing so in a private letter to the President," Kanu, 48, said.

“Before PMB (President Muhammadu Buhari) there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. I also said uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognise should not have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders.

“All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them.”

Kanu who confirmed founding the Indigenous People of Biafra, however reiterated his commitment and intention to actualise Biafra, stating that agenda is line with the United Nations Charter on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ratified by African countries, including Nigeria.

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Kanu and two others are facing trial on a six-count charge of treason, unlawful possession of firearms and other offences bordering on their agitation for secession ‎of the Republic of Biafra from Nigeria.