Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls for release of IPOB leader

Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in his hotel room, at the Golden Tulip Essential Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos state.

 

Ohanaeze Ndigbo has issued a communiqué signed jointly by its President-Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey and Secretary- Dr. Joe Nworgu, calling for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.

The Igbo group said the agitations in most South-Eastern states of Nigeria, is being fuelled by the continued detention of Kanu.

They said “Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural organization of Ndigboin Nigeria and the Diaspora, is gravely concerned by current wide-spread and public Biafra agitations in states of the South-East and some other states of Nigeria.

“These agitations and public protests have become exacerbated by the detention of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the promoter/proprietor/director of Radio Biafra by Department of State Services, DSS.”

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo fears that these developments may threaten the security and peaceful co-existence of Nigerians wherever they may be domiciled, and consequently, decided to summon an emergency meeting of Imeobi Ohanaeze Ndigbo to discuss the situation.

“This emergency meeting was held in Enugu at the National Secretariat of Ohanaeze Ndigbo on Sunday, (yesterday), November 29, 2015. Representatives of the various organizations and associations involved in the current public protest also attended the meeting," the statement said.

The meeting was supposed to hold with members of Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) and the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB) in attendance.

Reports say MASSOB and IPOB boycotted the meeting.

Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in his hotel room, at the Golden Tulip Essential Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos state.

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