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Group demands for an open trial of Nnamdi Kanu

A pro-Biafra group, Indigenous Biafra Warriors has told the Federal Government to ensure an open trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in court today, Thursday

Nnamdi Kanu

Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, will be arraigned in court today, over an amended 7-count charge bordering on treason.

Speaking to journalists late Wednesday night, the leader of the Indigenous Biafra Warriors, Mr. Ndubuisi Igwekala, popularly known as Agu Biafra, said secret trial of the IPOB leader would send the wrong signal.

Agu, who is a founding member of the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra, said Kanu remained a freedom fighter and not a criminal as the government would make people believe.

“Today is the d-day; we are expecting and hopeful that the government will do nothing but the right thing. And the right thing is that Kanu should be arraigned today in an open court.

“This is not the time for anyone to talk about a secret trial of the Biafra fighter. We have seen the amended charges against him and we all know that it is all about giving a dog a bad name to hang it,” he noted.

Agu advised the Federal Government to go ahead and release Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally, stressing that “he is only an agitator and the Federal Government knows that. This is the only way to douse the tension in the South-East unless they want to escalate it.

“At this moment, I call on all our people to remain calm until after today; we are optimistic that everything will go well.

“We advise all our people to stay cool so that security agencies don’t see any reason to harass anyone. We shall talk again after today.”

On the developments in Imo State, the pro-Biafra leader re-echoed his stand that Ndigbo were not behind the mayhem.

“What is happening in Imo State is strange and I’m sure Biafrans are not responsible. What is happening in Imo State is not happening in Enugu State, it is not happening in Anambra State, it is not happening in Abia State, why is it happening in the two APC states?

“No Igbo man will go and open fire on traditional rulers. We are going to sit down and look at what is happening in Imo State and I assure you we will get to the root of the matter, there is no way agitators will be behind what is happening in Imo State.

“Hope Uzodinma, who is the Chief Security Officer, should be held responsible for what is happening in Imo State,” he declared.

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