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Igbo youths beg Buhari to release Kanu



The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide on Tuesday urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

The group made the call in a statement issued by its President-General, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike.

The body said the “continuous detention of the IPOB leader was not in anyone’s interest.

The group was reacting to the release of the Yoruba Nation promoter, Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho, from prison by the Benin Republic government.

The statement read: “We have said it time without number that the incarceration of Kanu was adding to the insecurity headache plaguing the nation, and the only way out was a political solution,” the statement said.

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“The current unrest in the South-East should be a source of concern to everyone and the solution lies largely in the release of Kanu.

“It is, therefore, necessary at this point that the government releases him and enter a negotiation table with the Igbo youths who feel marginalized and sidelined in the scheme of things.

“We do appreciate the efforts of the Igbo leaders, especially members of the National Assembly and we urge them not to relent until Kanu is granted an air of freedom.”

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