Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, has called on the federal government to produce the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, in court on October 21.
The group, in a statement by its national publicity secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, noted that dialogue is the best solution to end the crisis and youth restiveness in the South-east .
Ogbonnia stated that Kanu’s appearance in court on Thursday will prove to the global community that the government is not contemplating a shady judicial process in the trial.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is produced in court on Thursday, October 21, 2021,” he said.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo stands on a firm wicket to proclaim that the agitation and youth restiveness in the South East of Nigeria is simply a reaction or an effect or the consequences of an orchestrated alienation by the Federal Government over the years.
“History shows that it is extremely difficult to have peace amidst injustice. Emphatically, we need not look elsewhere to know that IPOB is simply an exponent of the Igbo collective sentiments and predicaments in our tortuous journey and an unquantifiable sacrifice for one Nigeria.”