FG’s continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu humiliation to Igbo race – Family


By Kenneth Atavti

The family of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said that the continued incarceration of their son despite appeals and several court orders to release him is a humiliation” of not just their son but the entire Igbo race.

The family, which was reacting to the recent refusal of the Federal High Court in Abuja to grant Kanu’s bail application, expressed furry over the ruling of the court and the fate of their son.

In a statement on behalf of the family, Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, alleged that some selfish politicians, who are benefiting from the insecurity in the South East, are behind Kanu’s continued detention.

He wondered why it had become so difficult for Igbo political elite and leaders to book appointments for an audience with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to discuss Kanu’s matter nearly one year when the President took over power.

“How be it that nobody among Igbo political leaders has reached Tinubu to discuss Nnamdi Kanu’s release almost a year after he came to power?

“Is it not deliberate? Have they not been gaining access to the President concerning other issues? It’s a shame that Kanu is being punished for asking for the freedom of Ndigbo and the leaders have abandoned him to die in DSS custody.

“Kanu is terribly sick and nobody cares. His health is deteriorating every day. He has not changed his clothes. Why has the court continued to hold him in DSS custody instead of the Correctional Centre?”

Kanu’s family insisted that some people are benefiting from his continued incarceration hence the apparent apathy on the part of the political elite to engage the President for his release.

“Why can’t they go for his release if they truly love the South East? Something is definitely wrong somewhere. They are benefiting from his continued detention, and that’s why they are not making any serious move to engage Mr President. Don’t forget that some people sponsored his abduction and extraordinary rendition.

“Why should he be abandoned for asking for the freedom of Biafra? He didn’t take up arms against the Government but he was tagged a terrorist. Yet the same Government is busy releasing terrorists from detention.”

The family threatened to expose the beneficiaries of their son’s continued incarceration and the insecurity in the SouthEast region.

According to the family, those behind Kanu’s ordeals would be held accountable by the Igbo nation and Biafrans at large should anything untoward happen to him.

“If they fail to act, Ndigbo and Biafrans at large must hold them responsible. And it may get to a point where the masses may no longer be held back.

“Nobody dies with any secret. Very soon all those behind Kanu’s continued detention will be exposed. Those benefiting from the insecurity in the South East are the ones enjoying his continued stay in detention. But nothing lasts forever. One day they will be out of power”, it added.