The apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to have mercy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of …

 

The apex Igbo socio-political organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo,
has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to have mercy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of
the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

 

Ohanaeze President-General, George Obiozor, urged Buhari to
use his prerogative of mercy on Kanu and other Igbo youths detained in Nigeria.

 

He made the appeal at an event organised in his honour by
Hope Uzodimma, Imo governor, in Owerri on Saturday.

 

Obiozor urged the Buhari-led Federal Government to engage
“restive” Igbo youths in a dialogue to resolve the crisis in the south-east
peacefully.

 

“We highly recommend that the federal as well as state
governments engage the restive Igbo youths in some form of dialogue towards the
peaceful resolution of the present crisis,” he said.

 

“In this context, we equally appeal to President Muhammadu
Buhari to exercise his prerogative of mercy for Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and other Igbo
youths in detention in various places.”

 

The Ohanaeze leader further urged IPOB to embrace peace and
end its sit-at-home order in the Southeast.

 

“We equally urge them to lift the sit-at-home order to
restore normalcy in the south-east,” he said.

 

“The brunt of sit at home order is borne by the millions of
Ndigbo families, who depend on their daily income for survival. Sit-at-home is
not a favour to Ndigbo but condemnation of these countless millions of daily
income earners to untold hardship.”

Kanu is in the custody of the Department of State Services,
DSS, in Abuja.

 

The IPOB leader was detained after he was arrested in Kenya
and repatriated in June, 2021.

 

He was arrested over his agitation for Biafra and by
extension, Nigeria’s break up.

Source: Biafra: Have mercy on Nnamdi Kanu, Igbo youths – Ohanaeze President begs Buhari

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