Demand for Kanu’s Release has Implications – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari said yesterday that releasing the detained implications Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, “has serious implications for the country.”

He made this statement as he was confronted with a fresh appeal for the release of Kanu by Igbo leaders.

The delegation of a southeast group – Highly Respected Igbo Greats – was led by First Republic Minister of Aviation, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, who visited the President in Abuja to intercede for the separatist movement leader.

Buhari said although he would consider the request for the unconditional release of the IPOB leader, it was a difficult demand as the matter is already in court.

“You’ve made an extremely difficult demand on me as leader of this country. The implication of your request is very serious,” the President said.

The intercession came as IPOB alleged fresh moves by agents of the Federal Government to eliminate Kanu in security custody, while his lawyers dispatched a letter to the United Kingdom (UK) seeking its intervention to get him released unconditionally in the shortest possible time.



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