Aloy Ejimakor, a lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), says his client and the outlawed group he heads, have “borne the burden of standing up for Ndigbo”.
In a Twitter post on Thursday, Ejimakor asked for “respect” for the separatist leader.
“For far too long, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and #IPOB have borne the burden of standing up for Ndigbo. It’s a burden borne in blood, arrests, detentions, tribulations and persecution of thousands. Above all, it’s a burden borne in an infamous extraordinary rendition. Respect it,” he wrote.
Since at least 2013, many Nigerians of Igbo extraction have reignited the Biafra agitation.
Over 50 years ago, a similar campaign unsuccessfully championed by late Odumegwu Ojukwu, led to the death of millions of Igbo people.