Former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, Olisa Metuh, has alleged that the continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, was a testament to the unfair treatment of South-East people in Nigeria.
This is as he also called for fervent prayers by well-meaning Nigerians for God’s intervention and to grant Kanu freedom through the law court.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Metuh demanded unconditional release of the Biafra agitator, stressing that such will restore peace and normalcy to the South-East region with a multiplier positive effect on the entire country.
The former PDP Spokesperson also decried the “maltreatment and systemic extortion” of South-Easterners by unscrupulous operatives in security agencies and government establishments.
“In the light of the deplorable security situation in the South-East, there is a need for unconditional freedom for Nnamdi Kanu to restore peace and normalcy to the region. Peace in the southeast will have a multiplier effect on the entire country.
“The truth is that many people are not happy with the way and manner Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was abducted in a foreign country and brought to Nigeria in chains to face all kinds of charges. Nnamdi Kanu is viewed by many as suffering for highlighting the plight of the Igbos in present Nigeria,” Metuh said.