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Release Kanu now, Igbo leaders tell FG

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Leaders of the Igbo nation have called on the Federal Government to immediately release detained leader of the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu and others still in detention, saying that their agitation for Biafra did not constitute threat to peace.

The call was part of a communique issued at the end a three-day World Igbo Summit held at Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, attended by prominent Igbo people, including first class traditional rulers and co-chaired by General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd.); Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Joe Achuzia, Chief Francis Oji and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.

They also called for the restructuring of the nation so that the Igbo nation that has made the “biggest sacrifice and contribution to the building of modern Nigeria” would be allowed to live and operate freely as equal citizens without discrimination.

The leaders resolved that Ndigbo should take full responsibility for the rebuilding of Igbo economy and development, just as they condemned in strong terms, the destructive activities of Fulani herdsmen and called on governors and lawmakers in South-East states to enact laws prohibiting open grazing in Igbo land.

The communiqué which was signed by Nwachukwu, Achuzie, Ezeife, Ojih, Iwuanyanwu, Prof George Obiozor, Dr. Greg Ike Ibe, Iyom Josephine and Dr. Joe Nwaorgu, called on governors of Igbo land to form a joint commission for the development of their areas.

The communiqué, which was read by Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, reads: “Since Biafran agitators are no threat to national security, the Federal Government should promptly release Nnamdi Kanu and all other prisoners of conscience in line with the rule of law.

Ndigbo have made the biggest sacrifice and contributions to the building of the modern Nigeria and insist that henceforth will work for a nation where the Igbo are allowed to live and operate as equal citizens without any discrimination, bias or intimidation.

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