Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has called for the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, stressing that his continued detention does not help matters.
The group also declared its readiness to sign an indemnity agreement for the Federal Government for the release of the pro-Biafra activist.
Recall that the House of Representative Ad hoc committee set up to interface with relevant security agencies to reduce kidnapping, assassinations, and banditry in and around Isiukwuato and Umunnochi Local Government Area of Abia State, had also demanded the release of Nnamdi Kanu.
The committee insisted that the agitator be released for peace to reign in the southeast region.
The committee’s Chairman, Hon. Obinna Aguocha, made the call at a meeting on Thursday in Abuja.
Aguocha stated that the government has to recognize the rule of law, justice, and equitable inclusion of the South East zone for absolute peace and crime reduction.
He said to achieve the project Nigeria, the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from unlawful detention to ensure lasting peace and security in the entire region cannot be over-emphasized.
Reacting to the lawmakers’ call, Ohanaeze pointed out that nothing would gladden the hearts of Igbo people than the unconditional freedom of the self-determination agitator.
National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, expressed gratitude to the federal legislators for realising that without security there can never be progress
He stated that the group had continued to push for Kanu’s release to restore peace and security in the zone.
The Ohanaeze spokesman said: “Realising that the incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu is something that Ohanaeze has been talking about, so there is nothing that will delight Iwuanyanwu much more than releasing Nnamdi Kanu because that has been the stand of Ohanaeze. Whatever is the issue, we will handle it diplomatically and politically. Political solution will solve the problem. Continuous incarceration of Nnamdi Kanu does not help matters because it helps to create tension in the South East and increase the insecurity in the region.
“Two points I am trying to make. One is to thank them and, secondly, to respond to the call made by Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu to release Nnamdi Kanu. The third one is that we are prepared to guarantee that Nnamdi Kanu will be of the required conduct.”