Some prominent Igbo leaders have described as unacceptable the continued detention of the leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu and demanded his unconditional release.
A former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Charles Soludo, addressing journalists, said the continued detention of Mr. Kanu is unacceptable and an abuse of his right to ‘legitimate agitation”.
Mr. Soludo was in the company of other Igbo leaders like former presidential aide, Pat Utomi, and former head of Nigeria’s electricity regulator, Sam Amadi.
He stated that Nigeria could not thrive in an atmosphere devoid of the “democratic freedom of speech”.
The leaders also lambasted the consistent refusal of the federal government and its security agencies to obey court rulings, saying the “plan by government to only obey favourable court rulings” is unhealthy for the peace of Nigeria.
Mr. Kanu and his group IPOB are fighting for the realization of Biafra Republic. He is accused of treason by the Nigeria government.