Senator Orji Kalu Visits Nnamdi Kanu in DSS Custody, Reveals What He Told IPOB Leader

Senator Orji Kalu Visits Nnamdi Kanu in DSS Custody, Reveals What He Told IPOB Leader

  • Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has visited Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB at the DSS headquarters where he is currently detained
  • The former Abia state governor said had a discussion with the separatist leader whom he said is in good health
  • The APC chieftain said he encouraged Kanu to consider the consequences of his actions and utterances for the sake of the people rooting for him

FCT, Abuja - Senator Orji Uzor Kalu says he paid a visit to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday, November 29.

In post sighted on his verified Facebook page by, Senator Kalu, a former governor of Abia state and current chief whip of the Senate, said he met Kanu "good health and care".

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IPOB: Senator Orji Kalu Visits Nnamdi Kanu in DSS Custody
Senator Orji Kalu on Monday, November 29, visits Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody. Photo credit: Senator Orji Uzor Kalu
Source: Facebook

The post reads:

"This afternoon, I visited my brother, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care and we discussed as 'Umunne'.

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"In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu traditional ruler of Afara Ukwu and since then the family has been very close to me."

Kanu urged to consider the consequences of his actions and utterances

Senator Kalu who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) said he "encouraged" the IPOB leader to be mindful of his actions and utterances.

He wrote:

"I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for his back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people.

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Even though, my ideology and his ideology are totally different , God has made us brothers and we can't run away from each other. I owe him and Nigerians good counseling...Whether he and his family listens to me or not, I will continue counseling him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society."

Nigerians react

Okoro Oru Okebugwu said on Facebook:

"Thanks for your efforts. You said it all when you said that you two are brothers and with different ideology but the truth is that there wouldn't have been any Nnamdi Kanu if the South East leaders lived up to expectations."

Marcus Uka Mong said:

"This time you have acted like the Iroko we knew you as when you were Governor then .Keep up the good works so that MNK will be free, Sir."

Timothy Jeremiah said:

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"The Igbo tribe should be proud of having people like this senator, that did not even announced his going like other people making noise because of elections, GOD bless you sir for counseling him on the issues at hand."

Ogbuka Chukwudi said:

"I trust you Sir notwithstanding that am not in APC. Keep the flag flying. We all are Umunne with the same pain."

Davidson David said:

"Orji Uzor Kalu is a different kind of guy, with no bitterness. Your kind of politics is rare."

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Meanwhile, the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has advised President Muhammadu Buhari against releasing Kanu.

Recall that Buhari had said he would consider releasing Kanu after some Igbo leaders tabled the request before him at the State House.

However, speaking at a press conference in Kano on Monday, November 22, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, CNG spokesperson, said northerners will hold President Buhari responsible for “the blood of its people unlawfully shed through the activities of Kanu”.


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