It will be recalled Nzuko Umunna called for unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu and his colleagues and we are not reneging on that until justice is seen to have been done.
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NIGERIA POLITICS: Release Deji Adeyanju Now or Face the Consequence, Civil Society Groups Warn Police
Deji Adeyanju is a peaceful activist. None of the rallies he called or participated in has ever gone violent.
The case of Nnamdi Kanu and Buhari – and not necessarily the Nigerian state (if you ask me) – is no longer within the commonsensical discretion of Buhari.
IPOB leader Nnamdi Kanu and his co-accused, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuis, are facing an amended 11-count charge against them.
Amnesty International accused Nigerian security forces of killing at least 150 peaceful advocates of Biafra‘s secession from Africa’s most populous nation.
Federal Government re-arraigned leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Kanu and 3 others over new allegations of treasonable felony and terrorism.
A Biafran Republic was established in 1967 but re-annexed to Nigeria in 1970, following a bloody civil war that claimed millions of lives.
However Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, said he would not renounce his ideology to be released, because “IPOB is bigger than him.”
With no objection from the prosecution, the judge adjourned the case to September 26 for hearing of the motion and for trial.
Since Nnamdi Kanu arrest in October, a protest movement has sprung up in Nigeria, with thousands of people identifying as Biafrans.
Government is ready to dialogue with the Boko Haram, it would have no justification to continue to keep Nnamdi Kanu behind bars.
Biafran independence is gaining traction outside of Nigeria. A group of Dutch lawyers filed a case against Buhari at the International Criminal Court.
There are now hints of collaboration between Biafra agitators and fighters formerly active in the Niger Delta.
Neither Mr. Kanu nor the growing number of his supporters and fellow members of the Indigenous People of Biafra deserve, in the smallest ounce, any blame over the spreading protests.
Arguably, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu is being accused by the Buhari-led government of using the medium of Radio Biafra to be mobilizing the people of South-East.
Fani-Kayode said: “I urge President Buhari and the Federal Government to not only release Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and tread with the utmost restraint and caution.”
Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB have taken to the streets demanding the unconditional release of their leader and presenter, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu.