Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, has begged Nigerian government to grant the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, access to medical facility and to his family members.
Secretary General of the group, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, in a release, stated that Kanu remains innocent until proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction and as such has right to any medical attention of his choice.
He hinted that denial of Kanu’s fundamental human rights can attract empathy from the International community and might spur chaos as his supporters are threatening to storm Abuja when Kanu’s trial resume on July 26th, 2021.
“We commend FG through DSS for granting him access to his lawyer, such gesture should also be extended to his family members, especially his younger brothers and sisters. They should be allowed to visit him, and his fundamental human rights should be respected before his trials resume, and federal government should ensure that nothing happens to him while in incarceration.
“Ndigbo have remained calm and peaceful over the re-arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, we extol Igbo youths that obeyed our earlier instructions to shun any form of protests and procession.
“We urge any Igbo youth in the wrong niche of agitation to surrender willfully… and apologize to Southeast Governors, it will motivate Ohanaeze Ndigbo to implore FG and southeast Governors to grant ” repentant agitators” amnesty and clemency, this is the finest hour for those remorseful Ipob members to surrender” he stated.