IPOB to Buhari: Reconsider stance on Nnamdi Kanu’s release
NEWS DIGEST – The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to reconsider his latest stance on the release of its detained leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
President Buhari had promised a delegation of Igbo elders that he would consider their request to release the IPOB leader.
But during an interview with Channels TV, the President changed tone, saying Kanu’s treasonable felony case should run its course.
But in a statement from its Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, IPOB accused those it referred to as some foreign-based traitors and enemies of its struggle as responsible for Buhari’s change of mind.
It urged the President not to allow himself to be deceived by sacked members of the group peddling fake information about its security outfit for pecuniary interests.
The statement reads in part: “Our attention has been drawn to the statement by President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria that he will not release our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“We know that this position by Buhari after he had earlier promised a delegation of Igbo leaders that he would consider their appeal to consider a political solution for Kanu, was not unconnected with the visit by some foreign-based traitors and enemies of our struggle.
“Our intelligence captured what transpired in a meeting between these sabotures and their host in Aso Rock.
“In the evil meeting the sabotures and traitors concluded with the presidency that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu should not be released, claiming erroneously though, that IPOB and ESN has been defeated which is lies.
“But we want to tell Buhari and his co-horts that he is going to make a mistake capable of consuming Nigeria should he fail to release Nnamdi Kanu because these bunch of crimials he had meeting with were not giving him correct information about IPOB and ESN outfit.
“Why should the Federal Government be releasing bandits and terrorists wrecking havock across the country but fail to release freedom seekers.