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Group Urges Buhari to Obey UN Directive on Nnamdi Kanu’s Release



By Praise Chinecherem

The NIgeria Consultative Forum (NCF) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately release the incancerated leader of Indegenous People’s of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The group, in a statement signed by its president, Dede Uzor A Uzor said Federal Government should immediately adhere to the United Nations Human Rights Council on Arbitrary and illegal Detention.

It condemned Buhari’s indifference and insensitivity in releasing Kanu in line with the UN resolution, demanding he should be set free from DSS facilities, Abuja where he is presently being detained without further delay.

“Nigeria as a signatory to all UN protocols is compelled to obey the decision of UN, and should therefore not hesitate in releasing the Biafran leader in compliance with UN decision,” the group noted.

It reminded the Federal Government that it had played big roles in the arbitration and resolution of crisis in some African countries which again puts burden on it not to fail to abide by the directive of an international organisation like UN.

It would be recalled that few months ago, some Igbo Elders led by Chief Mbazulike Amechi, a first Minister of Aviation paid special visit to the President to appeal to him to release Kanu, where he promised them to look into the problem with a view of releasing the Biafran agitator.

“Unfortunately, these elders’ requests and advice were ignored by the President who allowed Kanu to languish in DSS cell.

“His release has also become imperative due to the  insecurity in the country which has snowballed to Abuja.

“Many of Kanu’s supporters have been expressing fears that terrorists with the  active connivance of some elements in the Federal Government can shoot their way into the DSS facility to snuff life out of him, hence the urgent need to release him,” the group added.

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