President Muhammadu Buhari has been urged by the Nigeria Consultative Forum (NCF) to immediately free Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the imprisoned leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The request was made by the human rights organization yesterday in a statement released in Abuja, the Federal capital, and signed by its President, Dede Uzor A. Uzor.
According to the appropriate entity, Nigeria’s Federal Government should immediately ratify the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council on Arbitrary and Illegal Detention.
They urged the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from the DSS facilities in Abuja where he is currently being held.
The statement emphasized that because Nigeria is a signatory to all UN protocols and is therefore required to abide by UN decisions, Nigeria should not delay in releasing the Biafran leader in accordance with those decisions.
The rights organization reminded the Federal Government of Nigeria that it had significant roles in mediating and resolving conflicts in several African nations, placing further pressure on it to follow the rules of a global organization like the UN.
The group denounced President Buhari’s disregard and callousness in releasing Kanu in accordance with the UN resolution.
Recall that a few months ago, some Igbo Elders, led by Chief Mbazulike Amechi, a former Minister of Aviation, paid the President a special visit to ask him to free Kanu. He gave them a promise that he would look into the situation in an effort to free the Biafran agitator.
Unfortunately, the President disregarded the concerns and counsel of these elders and let Kanu to sulk in a DSS cell.
According to the group, his release is also urgently needed as a result of the Nation’s rising insecurity, which has spread to Abuja.
“There is an urgent need to free Kanu because many of his followers have expressed concerns that terrorists could shoot their way into the DSS facility and kill him with the active complicity of some people in the Federal Government” Dede Uzor gave advice.