- Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed to ensue that Nnamdi Kanu and members of his IPOB group regain their freedom
- According to the group, it is necessary for the federal government to seek alternative conflict resolution on this matter
- Meanwhile, the group said it sent powerful delegation to monitor things at the court when the IPOB leader was arraigned
Ohanaeze Ndigbo says it would do everything humanly possible that for the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his members to regain their freedom.
The Nigerian Igbo socio-cultural group made this known in a press statement signed by the national publicity secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, Punch Newspaper reports.
“We are unrelenting in our resolve to ensure that the FG toes the path of wisdom by conceding to the proposal for Dialogue and Alternative Dispute Resolution which will ensure the unconditional freedom of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and all members of IPOB detained across Nigeria.”
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Going further, the group noted that progress is being made in the case of Nnamdi Kanu as their leader was present in court today for his trial.
The statement added:
“The diplomatic engagements by Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide under the able leadership of His Excellency, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor has apparently yielded a positive result as the Federal Government has through the Department of State Security bowed to the overwhelming demands of Ndigbo by producing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in Court.
“This is one step forward in Ohanaeze’s determined moves towards ensuring that the Afara Ukwu Prince is set free in no distant time. The Monitoring Team of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by former governor of Anambra State, His Excellency, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Chief Nwosu, Ezeigbo 1 of Abuja, Barr. Goddy Uwazurike were also in court to monitor proceedings and report back to the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that prior to the commencement of Nnamdi Kanu's trial at the Federal High Court in Abuja, there was mayhem at the venue following the activities of some hoodlums on Thursday, October 21.
This started when the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Omoyele Sowore, tried to gain access into the court chamber where the trial is to be held.
While Sowore was discussing with security agents at the entrance, he was attacked by at least 20 thugs who rough-handled him and left the scene.
The ugly development caused serious tension and confusion as those who witnessed this expressed anger over the fact that the hoodlums had free access to Sowore.
No room for mistakes: DSS, police, Army surround court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s trial
Meanwhile, the federal government was not leaving anything to chance as it sent a good number of security operatives to the court in Abuja for the trial of Kanu.
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Army and officers of the Nigerian Police Force were seen guarding every entrance to the court and the streets leading to the court building.
Journalists whose names were not on a prepared list were not allowed near the court premises. The staff of the court who arrived in buses were made to stand in a queue and were searched before gaining entrance into the premises.