Uchechi Okwu-Kanu, wife of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra leader, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has spoken about the Nigeria government rearresting her husband.
TopNaija recalls that Kanu was recently apprehended by the Nigerian security and intelligence agencies and repartriated to resume his trial after jumping bail in 2017.
Kanu is currently been detained at the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, pending the resumption of his trial on July 26.
In an interview with a United Kingdom newspaper, The Sunday Times, Uchechi said she was devastated upon hearing that her husband was re-arrested and repatriated to the country.
She revealed that she lost contact with the husband since the incident occured in late June.
“It’s hard for me to speak. I’m extremely devastated. He has been beaten and tortured and I am scared for his life. I was always worried about Nnamdi. When you’re asking for freedom from dictatorship, you are a target. But when I saw what happened in Belarus and how no one did anything, I knew nowhere was safe.
“The Nigerian government carrying out this rendition is a crime. We’re not even talking about independence,” She was quoted as saying.
In the same vein, the Spiritual Director, Adoration Ministry Enugu, Nigeria, Rev Fr Ejike Mbaka, has also called for the unconditional release of leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Catholic priest was reported to have made the call during a sermon on Sunday, at his adoration ground. Mbaka said he made the request when some government agents, whom he did not mention, allegedly came calling with some offers.
He said, “Some persons came to me some time ago that they have two slots for me. I told them I don’t need such offers because I have a slot that I need. They said I should mention what I need.
My first request was that they should release Nnamdi Kanu because since you people arrested him, we have lost many lives, so of what use is his arrest if after he was arrested, kidnapping hasn’t stopped in the North? Arresting him doesn’t solve the problem.”
“Where were the nation’s security agencies when several students were kidnapped?” he asked while urging the government to use the same energy used in arresting Kanu to arrest kidnappers.
Mbaka, while attributed the rise in criminality to the activities of the politicians who purchase arms for the thugs during elections, advised the government to use the same vigour used in arresting Kanu to arrest insecurity, poverty, unemployment, activities of herdsmen, injustice and nepotism.
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