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Obosi monarch urges FG to release Nnamdi Kanu



TRADITIONAL ruler of Obosi,  Igwe Chidubem Iweka has implored the federal government to release the self styled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu as a panacea to the violent killings perpetrated by unknown gunmen in the South East who claim to be protesting against the incarceration of the IPoB leader.

  The monarch also warned fake revenue collectors known as ‘Ndintu’ who have maimed and killed several unsuspecting motorists to vacate Obosi community before the arm of the law catches up with them.

  EzeI weka III made the call at his palace in Obosi, Anambra State, while addressing newsmen as he marked ten10 years on the throne.

  He recalled that the South East Traditional Rulers Council (SETRC) issued a press release on October 18, 2021, demanding the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu, saying that the publication was a general consensus reflecting the minds of the Igbo people.

 “The SETRC spoke our minds. I reiterate that the federal government should release our son, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. If he is release him, this tension in the South East will douse. The dust will settle then if someone says he is ‘unknown gunmen,’ we will know what the person is gunning for”.

  “For us traditional rulers, we will not get our desire from federal government through violence because the world has procedures for everything. One can seek redress at the International Court of Justice or the ECOWAS Court. Let us follow due process. Let the killings stop”.

  “I was among the youngest combatant soldiers in the Biafran Army. At the age of 12 years, I was at Calabar Strike Force, 8th Commando Brigade during the war but the world has gone far beyond violence in agitating for certain courses.”, said EzeIweka III.

  The monarch urged federal government to engage the Biafran agitators with Igbo leaders in a dialogue to determine their grievances with the aim of proffering solutions.

  “Federal government should call these IPoB boys, including Nnamdi Kanu and Igbo leaders to a round table conference. Hear them out, ask the agitators why do they really want Biafra?

  “The ongoing violence is being politicised. Federal government is saying that IPoB is behind the killings while IPoB has been denying it. Some are accusing politicians. So it boils down to employing dialogue”, he said.

  Moreover, Eze Iweka III decried the mayhem being unleashed on daily basis by fake revenue collectors on commercial drivers who ply through Owerri-Onitsha road/Obosi bypass, calling on state government to clamp down on the criminals who had maimed and caused death of several road users.

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