President Muhammadu Buhari’s assistant on social media Lauretta Onochie wrote on her Facebook page on Monday why her principal will not release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, whom she called a monster and lunatic.
Onochie accused the IPOB leader of ordering the killing of many Nigerians including Chike Akunyili, husband of a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, late Prof Dora Akunyili.
The Buhari’s media aide was reacting to the call by civil societies, traditional, opinion and religious leaders for the release of Kanu, who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, asking Buhari’s government to embrace negotiations.
She wrote, “Nigerians are waiting anxiously for justice to be done. Under President Buhari, a due process advocate, the monster will get a fair trial, a chance he didn’t accord those he ordered their executions. The families of the slain are waiting for a fair and just closure to their nightmares.”
Onochie added, “Well-meaning Ndigbo are of the opinion that their leadership, failed them by encouraging one of them who was clearly an unwell man. They did not speak up when they should. They are still hiding their heads in the sand.
“To call for his release is to spit on the graves of Dr. Chike Akunyili, Dr. Lawrence Ezenwa, Dr. Ahmed Gulak, slain traditional rulers, students, virgins, and ordinary Nigerians of Igbo stock who lost their lives on the instructions of this lunatic, not forgetting the security operatives they murdered.
Onochie boasted that the Buhari government will crush the IPOB, noting that stupidity will no longer help at this point.