Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a Popular Igbo activist, and leader of the IPOB movement was allegedly arrested in Kenya on the 29th of June and extradited to Nigeria.
Following his arrest, The Ministry of Foreign affairs in their letter has disclosed the reason for the arrest, The letter read this
“In under four months this year, IPOB has carried out over fifty-five violent acts in various parts of Southeast Nigeria”
“Killing scores of people and destroying properties, Indeed it would seem the position of the western nations has further emboldened Nnamdi Kanu the confessed leader of IPOB”
The minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed made the position of the Federal Government known regarding the case.
According to him, The Security intelligence agencies of Nigeria have been trailing the detainee for over Two years.
In his closing remarks, he expressed thus: “While the investigation continues, we assure you that none of the collaborators, irrespective of their class in the society will be spared”
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“They will face the full wrath of the law for their activities towards challenging the sovereignty of the nation and threaten its Unity,”
“No one No matter how highly placed is bigger than the country,”
“However I can assure you that the fair deal that Nnamdi Kanu denied many of the victims of the violence which he deliberately instigated through his broadcasts and tweets.” He said.
Conclusively, In the midst of this quagmire, Staunch followers of the activist have issued an ultimatum of 48hours to have the detainee released.