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Nnamdi Kanu ‘FG should release him unconditionally,’ IPOB demands

The demand was made via a statement issued by the group’s Media and Publicity officer, Emma Powerful.

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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has urged the Federal Government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.

The demand was made via a statement issued by the group’s Media and Publicity officer, Emma Powerful.

It reads:

“The agitation for the sovereign state of Biafra will enter into a dangerous dimension if anything untoward happens to Mr Kanu in prison. I do not think that young man has done anything deserving of the suffering he is going through in prison.”

“I do not think that somebody without a gun or any dangerous weapon who is protesting in his own way the marginalization of his people and demanding that they be allowed to be on their own deserves to be incarcerated this long.”

“Boko Haram insurgents are being tried and released even in the face of killing people, but Kanu was not caught with arms, neither was he training any violent group.”

“So on what basis should they continue to hold him? He is only saying that his people are marginalized and therefore should be allowed to have their own country. That has not called for the kind of trial he is going through. Which treason are they talking about? I advise the Federal Government to release him unconditionally.”

“I am using this forum to appeal again to the Federal Government to release Mr. Kanu. He must be counselled by the Igbo elders when he is released, and let us get things right, the young man is doing what he is doing because he discovered that his people are marginalized.”

“As long as he did not train anybody to carry arms, he is a real Igbo man. Afterall, he did not stay in London where he has everything to enjoy. He has a genuine reason for his agitation and it must be looked into while the Igbo elders talk with him when he comes out.”

Kanu was arrested by security agents in October 2015 and is currently being held at the Kuje Prisons in Abuja after being charged with treason.

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