- Efforts are still on to try and get Mazi Nnamdi Kanu out of the DSS custody in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
- Elder statesman Mbazulike Amaechi has been at the forefront of resolving the issues surrounding the case of the IPOB leader
- Amaechi had earlier called for the release of Kanu by the government and took a step further after his call to visit the president alongside other Igbo leaders
FCT, Abuja - First Republic lawmaker, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, on Thursday, December 2, visited the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
Sahara Reporters reports that Amaechi visited Kanu alongside the co-chair of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, Bishop Sunday Onuoha.
The duo were part of the delegation of southeast elders who visited President Muhammadu Buhari in the Presidential Villa Abuja last month asking for Kanu's release.
Kanu's brother, Kanunta, also confirmed the visit of the elder statesmen in a post on his Facebook page.
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Some followers of Kanunta also commented on the post with some hailing Amaechi for the move to see the secessionist leader in custody.
Joel Oguchi wrote:
“Yes, this is the type of people that suppose to visit him, not all these politicians you can't hear the truth from their mouths.”
Prince Chibuike Imo wrote:
“Pa Mbazuruike Amaechi is blessed.”
Akunna Chidi wrote:
“God is God. He will perfect His plans concerning our leader.”
Igbo leaders meet Buhari in Aso Rock over Nnamdi Kanu
Legit.ng had earlier reported that notable leaders from the southeast geopolitical zones on Friday, November 19, met with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa.
Also in the delegation were Bishop Onuoha, Mr. Tagbo Amaechi, and Chief Goddy Uwazurike.
Bianca Ojukwu begs Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu
Similarly, former Nigerian ambassador to Spain, Bianca Ojukwu, has pleaded with President Buhari to release Kanu.
Mrs. Ojukwu made the plea while speaking at the 10th memorial anniversary of her late husband and Igbo leader, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu, organised in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Friday, November 26.
She urged the president to consider the plea made by some Igbo leaders during their recent visit to the State House, Abuja, asking for Kanu’s release.