Reps Demand Immediate Release of Nnamdi Kanu for Peace in South East Region

Nnamdi Kanu

For the sake of peace, the Nigerian Federal House of Representatives has made an immediate demand for the release of the leader of IPOB from its called "unlawful" detention due to the worsening insecurity situation in the South East Region

The House of Representatives has demanded the unconditional release of leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu from what it called ‘unlawful’ detention to ensure lasting peace and security in the South-East  region.

This is the outcome of the Ad-hoc committee set up by the house to investigate the killing and kidnapping in Isiukwuato and Umunnochi Local Government Areas in Abia State as the house resume sitting, as reported by Leadership Newspaper.

Hon. Obinna Aguocha, the chairman of the committee in his remarks before the meeting with security agencies went into closed door said the government’s recognition of the rule of law by freeing Kanu is a panacea for peace to return to the zone.

“As we navigate the complexities of security concerns, we must also be prepared to tackle the root causes of these issues at their core and work to ensure lasting solutions that would stand the test of time.

The major facts and resolution are as outlined; “For absolute peace, reduction of crime and criminality, investment in meaningful infrastructure development, ending the unproductive sit-at-home and improving economic growth and opportunities in the Southeast, starts with the government’s recognition of the rule of law, justice, and equitable inclusion of the Southeast zone in the project Nigeria and the unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from unlawful detention to ensure lasting peace and security in the entire region,” he said.

Moreover, the instances of criminal activities, banditry, kidnapping, assassinations, communal and religious clashes, and threats to life which have shaken the very foundation of the Nigerian societies are rooted on wrong decisions and insensitivities of our people.