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General News of Wednesday, 13 October 2021


Release, negotiate with Nnamdi Kanu like Mandela, Gandhi, Martin Luther – Lawyer tells FG

leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu

Aloy Ejimakor, the counsel for the arrested leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has encouraged the government to be open to negotiations.

Making an example of the agitators who were arrested and released after negotiations with their government, Ejimakor said Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Gandhi of India, and Martin Luther King of the United States, US, were released before the government of their countries negotiated with them.

He said in a tweet that it is unnatural to negotiate with Kanu while he is still in detention.

“When a man is in detention and you wish to negotiate with him, the first step you take is to stop resisting every effort being made to release him from detention.

“That’s how they negotiated with Mandela, Gandhi & Martin Luther King. It’s unnatural to negotiate with a man in chains,” Ejimakor tweeted.

Kanu who was rearrested in Kenya has been in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS. He is being tried for treason and is expected to appear before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on October 21.

Meanwhile, the Prelate of Methodist Church Nigeria, His Eminence, Dr. Samuel Chukwuemeka Kanu-Uche, has urged the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government to grant amnesty to secessionists like Sunday Igboho and Kanu, Daily Post reports.

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