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South East lawmakers move to free detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu

Anthony Iwuoma

Federal lawmakers from the South East geopolitical zone have initiated moves towards freeing the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, from detention.
Kanu is currently being detained in the custody of the Department of State Security (DSS), since his rearrest in controversial circumstances to continue his trial.
However, acting under the aegis of South-East caucus in the National Assembly, the lawmakers, on Wednesday, met and set up a committee towards facilitating his release from detention.
A communique signed by all the South East federal lawmakers disclosed that they resolved to intervene in Kanu’s case  after an exhaustive deliberation.
“To this end we resolved to set up a committee to constructively interface with relevant stakeholders, the Federal Government and its relevant agencies towards finding a political solution.
“We will keep Ndigbo abreast of developments in that regard,” the communique read.
“We appeal to our people not to allow anyone to destroy the South- East region. The post-war South East was not built through government patronage, but largely by the sheer determination and sacrifices of our people, who refused to resign to fate or bow their heads in defeat,” the communiqué said.
The lawmakers also condemned the disruption of the ongoing examinations in schools in the region by those purportedly enforcing the group’s sit-at-home order as well as the destruction of lives and businesses of the  people.