Dialogue, not Force can Resolve Agitation for Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu’s Family Cautions FG

Dialogue, not Force can Resolve Agitation for Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu’s Family Cautions FG

  • The family of the detained leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has urged the federal government to stop using force in resolving agitation for Biafra
  • The family who is not happy with the recent charges filed against the IPOB leader advised the government to engage agitators in meaningful conversations
  • Ahead of the November 6, governorship election in Anambra state, the family called on FG to release Kanu, noting the issues raised by the secessionist groups are relevant

The family of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that the federal government can resolve agitation for Biafra only through negotiations and not by the use of force against the agitators.

Vanguard reports that the family made this disclosure as Anglican Bishops in the Church of Nigeria, Province of the Niger, have condemned the amended charges against the IPOB leader.

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Use dialogue, not force to resolve Biafra agitation, Kanu’s family says to FG
Nnamdi Kanu’s family noted that the issues raised by the IPOB leader are of great significance. Photo credit: Hananya Naftali
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Speaking in a media interview, Prince Emmanuel Kanu urged the federal government to release the IPOB leader and engage him in dialogue, arguing that the issues he raised are germane.

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His words:

“Nnamdi Kanu is only asking for three things – justice, equity and fairness. You can’t achieve peace with guns and bullets. It’s impossible!
“Dialogue is the only way out. We are Biafrans. You can’t take that away from us. Nnamdi Kanu is the face of the agitation because the issues he is raising are genuine.
“People are no longer happy. The only person they can listen to is Nnamdi Kanu. If they are telling you to release him so that they can stop what they are doing, why can’t you harken to the voice of the people? What I want is fairness, equity and justice. If Biafra will bring me that, that’s what I stand for. But make no mistakes, where my brother stands, that is where I stand!”

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Politicians see Nnamdi Kanu as a threat

According to Kanu’s family, some selfish politicians who see the IPOB leader as a threat want him to be held perpetually behind bars.

“Some of the politicians are not being truthful to the powers in Abuja. They are working hard to make sure Nnamdi Kanu is not released. So, what is playing out is that those who were benefiting from what was happening before now are the people selling the wrong narrative about Nnamdi Kanu.”

He added that the Eastern Security Network (ESN), established by Kanu was inaugurated to contain attacks by herdsmen and bandits. Noting, ESN is designed to remain in our bushes and protect our farmlands and boundaries against invading terrorists'. That’s why ESN was established.

No Kanu, no election

Earlier, The Guardian reports that with a 12-day ultimatum handed the FG by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for the “unconditional release” of their leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, failure of which the election in Anambra state may not hold.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that governors from the southeast region have pleaded with the spiritual director of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu, Reverend Father Ejike Mbaka, to quit criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari.

It was reported that the governors led by their Ebonyi state colleague, David Umahi, urged the controversial cleric to desist from speaking ill about the president.

Umahi while speaking at the annual harvest, thanksgiving and bazaar ceremony of the Adoration Ministry in Enugu on Sunday, October 24, said efforts were being made to secure the release of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

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