There are hopes that Nnamdi Kani, the leader of the outlawed group, IPOB, will be released very soon This was part of Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s statement after southeast leaders met President Buhari on Friday, November 19 The southeast group on Friday called on the federal government to try and keep its part of the agreement.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has said that the process for the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the detained leader of IPOB, has begun. Ohanaeze said this in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s reply to Igbo leaders who met him in Abuja on Friday, November 19, over Kanu’s release, Punch reports.
The group which blamed southeast politicians for the problems encountered by the region said the president’s response has kindled hopes that the IPOB leader will regain his freedom.
It, however, advised the federal government to keep to its own side of the bargain in respect to Kanu’s trial, warning that attempts to kill him will disintegrate the country, knowing the consequence of eliminating a British citizen.
Dismission rumours of assassination attempts on Kanu’s life, the organisation said they are nothing but false reports.
A statement released by the Chief Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo read partly: “The process for the release of Nnamdi Kanu has begun with the closed-door meeting of Buhari and the Igbo leaders held in Abuja. We hope that FG will be sincere enough to keep their side of the bargain and shouldn’t be listening to the deceitful tales of the South-East politicians. “Attempts to assassinate Nnamdi Kanu will end Nigeria’s existence and the Federal Government knows the consequences of hurting a British citizen in their custody. So, stories of assassination attempts are a ruse and will likely lead to creating disaffection to the already sealed deal between FG and these neutral Igbo leaders, who visited President Buhari today, to subtly put procedures for the release of Nnamdi Kanu.”