Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Coordinator of Congress of Civil Society Group, (CCSG), Abia State Chapter, Comrade Damian Ogudike has urged the Federal Government to release leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to save South-East from incessant attacks and violence.
Ogudike made the call on Monday while addressing newsmen in Onitsha, the commercial city of Anambra State.
He said that the failure of the Federal Government to release Kanu was partly responsible for the insecurity ravaging the South-Eastern part of the country.
Ogudike, who described Kanu’s continued detention at the Department of State Services (DSS), as deliberate, recalled that the Court of Appeal Abuja, had discharged and acquitted the IPoB leader of all charges leveled against him.
He also recalled that the United Nations Human Rights Working Group had in its April 4, 2022 93 section summit, directed Nigerian Government to release Kanu unconditionally.
He said the rights group gave Federal Government under Muhammadu Buhari leadership six months to effect Kanu’s release and to also compensate him.
According to him, such directives from UNO was ignored and yet to be carried out.
“How can you disregard United Nations law, your own law and expect the agitators to fold their hands? Ogudike queried.
“They may have found their recent activities as a means of fighting back in order to gain the attention of Federal Government to release their leader.
While he advised the new President, Bola Tinubu to redress from arresting the agitators, he urged him to listen to the voice of reasons and hearken to the advice of well meaning Nigerians to remedy the situation in the South-East.
He also said time had come for the Government to summon the agitators and release Nnamdi Kanu to douse the tension in the region.