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Kanu’s relatives demand unconditional release of IPOB leader

Members of the Ibeku Youth Affiliation have made a robust plea for the unconditional launch of their relative and jailed chief of the Indigenous Individuals of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from the custody of the Ministry of Overseas Affairs.

They made the decision in a communiqué collectively signed by the Nationwide Chairman of the Ibeku Youth Affiliation, Mr Martins Chiedozie Nwosu, and the Nationwide Secretary, Mr Chibuzor Onwukamuche, and browse out by the Nationwide Chairman to the press in Isieke, the ancestral house of the Ibeku in Umuahia.

The group expressed disappointment that one in every of their quantity has been in custody for a very long time, regardless of the court docket ruling to launch him.

The group stated: “It saddens our hearts, as peace-loving and law-abiding residents of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, that one in every of us – our personal dearest brother – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has been detained and confined within the Directorate of State Safety Detention Centre in Abuja for a very long time, regardless of the court docket’s order to launch him, no less than on bail.”

The group claimed that Kanu, like Nelson Madiba Mandela of South Africa, stood just for reality, equality and justice for the Igbo tribe and the jap a part of Nigeria. It additionally claimed that his detention had turn out to be insufferable for his family and that his detention had introduced insecurity to the jap a part of Nigeria.

The youths identified that Omoyele Sowore and Sunday Igboho, who had been additionally charged for related offences, have all been launched and acquitted of expenses by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria. They appealed to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to make the identical gesture to Kanu.

They burdened that his launch would bolster their hopes within the verse of the nationwide anthem which reads: “Although tribe and language could grant respite, we stand in brotherhood,” including that it will restore peace to the jap a part of Nigeria.

They acknowledged: “We remind our expensive President, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, that Messrs Sowore and Igboho, who had been additionally accused of comparable offences, have all been launched and acquitted of the fees, by the Federal Authorities of Nigeria. We due to this fact pray our expensive President Tinubu to make the identical gesture to our brother – Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.”

The youths known as on the Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti, the Senator representing Abia Central, Senator Austin Akobundu and the Deputy Speaker of the Home of Representatives, the Most Honourable Benjamin Kalu to hitch the group agitating for the discharge of Kanu. In addition they implored the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to advise Reno Omokiri to at all times train restraint in his utterances on the problems surrounding the discharge of Mazi Kanu.

They urged politicians to not politicize the detention of their brother Kanu and to objectively pursue his unconditional launch from DSS jail.

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