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Ohaneze Ndigbo appeals for the release of Kanu, 983 others



Ohanaeze Ndigbo so­cio-cultural organi­sation, has appealed to the federal government for the release of 983 agitators of the Republic of Biafra incar­cerated in various corrections facilities across the seven Igbo speaking states.

Secretary-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, appealed in a press statement on Friday.

”182 Igbo prisoners of conscience mainly youths and women are current­ly languishings in Port Harcourt Maximum corrections Center on awaiting trial over related cases of Biafra agitation be­tween 2016 and 2021.

“it’s our obligations to alert the Federal Government to ensure that whatever Nnamdi Kanu stands out to benefit must be extended to these young­sters whose crimes were only wearing of Biafra costumes and identity cards, no matter what, this is the first time we are speaking for their behalf, and they deserve pardon like Nnamdi Kanu.

“The Federal government should ensure that the Igbo negotiation team who are ready to help FG have a secret peace deal with Nnamdi Kanu must include these Biafran detainees in any decision to be reached. FG should use the government’s instrumen­tality to secure the release of all the Biafran detainees in various corrections facilities at Port Harcourt, Asaba, Ow­erri, Awka, Enugu, Umuahia, Onitsha, Abakaliki, and Aba for peace to be restored. The Feder­al Government should demand comprehensive lists of all Biafran detainees and join it in the ongoing peace deal with Nnamdi Kanu’s team.

“We are using this medi­um to plead with all repented Biafra firebrands to lay down their grievances and surrender to the federal government and receive clemency and acquit­tals,” the statement partly read.