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Orji Kalu Visits Nnamdi Kanu In DSS Custody, Reveals What He Told Him

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The Chief Whip of the Senate and former Abia State Governor, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday visited the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu in the custody of DSS.

Kanu, who is in currently in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS), is facing terrorism-related charges before Justice Binta Nyako of a Federal High Court in Abuja.

Senator Kalu revealed that he encouraged the IPOB leader to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances “for the sake of Igbo people.”

The Senator pointed out that his ideology and Kanu’s “are totally different.”

“This afternoon, I visited my brother, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care and we discussed as ‘Umunne’. In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu traditional ruler of Akwara Ukwu and since then the family has been very close to me .

“I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for him back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people.

“Even though my ideology and his ideology are totally different, God has made us brothers and we can’t run away from each other. I owe him and Nigerians good counseling…Whether he and his family listens to me or not, I will continue counseling him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society,” Kalu said via his verified Facebook page.

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Go To Kaduna Prisons If You Are Looking For Your Loved Ones – IPOB Tells S/Easterners

The Indigenous Peoples Of Biafra (IPOB) has said that following incessant attacks and kidnappings happening in the South-East by the Nigerian securi­ty agents, people from the region looking for their beloved ones should go to Kaduna State to check them.

Daily Independent reports that some of these detainees were moved from military barracks at Obinze-Ow­erri, Bori Camp in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, 82 Division, Enugu, including army barracks at Afikpo in Abia State.

It said that these people whose names were listed were detained for more than 10 months with severe torture and starvation and were later transferred to Kaduna State, Abuja and other security facilities scattered in the Northern region of the country.

Recall that a human rights group, In­ternational Society for Human Rights and the Rule of Law (Intersociety) had a publication which revealed that over 90 South-Eastern youths abducted from the region are currently detained in Kaduna recreational centre.

IPOB, in a state­ment signed by its Secretary, Media and Publicity, Emma Powerful, disclosed that the group gathered that “some of those abducted from Obigbo in Rivers State last year as well as some of the Biafrans being abducted in Imo State are also in var­ious secret detention in Kaduna Prisons and other secret security cells in Ka­duna and Abuja.”

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It was reported that about 95 innocent citizens of Obigbo were discovered in Kaduna, 257 others kidnapped from Orlu, Imo State, were dis­covered in different secret Army cells in Abuja.

It also tasked members of the public to check their missing ones in different Army detention centres in Abuja.

It promised it would not re­lent in its efforts towards unravelling the various secret cells and detention facilities where youths from the South-East were hidden and illegally detained.

It added: “We, therefore, put the world on notice of the fresh discovery of 95 abducted Obigbo and Orlu residents including six fe­males and 89 males in Ka­duna Prisons and secret cells in Abuja.”

It Is Difficult For South-East To Produce Credible Presidential Candidate With Nnamdi Kanu’s Agitation

A founding member of the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and elder statesman, Alhaji Tanko Yakasai, says the secessionist agitation by Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), weakens the chances of the Igbo people to produce a credible presidential candidate in the 2023 general elections.

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Yakasai stated this during an interview with Channels TV on Sunday which was monitored by The PUNCH.

According to Yakasai, a 96-year-old statesman, the South-East region must convince Nigerians beyond any reasonable doubt that it is ready to occupy the exalted office in 2023.

Kanu, who is in the custody of the Department of States Services (DSS), is facing terrorism-related charges before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja. He and his group had

highlighted alleged marginalisation of the Igbo people in governance, insecurity, as part of the reasons for his agitation.

With the 2023 general elections fast approaching, demands for a President from the South-East region continues to increase, with socio-political groups like the Ohanaeze Ndigbo; as well as the five State Governors in the South-East calling for the zone to produce the next President, after the eight-year tenure of the incumbent, President Muhammadu Buhari, who hails from Daura, Katsina State.

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