From Jude Chinedu, Enugu
The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) in Melbourne, Australia, have extolled the United Nations (UN) for asking the Nigerian government to release the leader of the separatist group, Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, who is currently facing trial has been in the detention facility of the Department of State Service (DSS) in Abuja for about 13 months after his interception and rendition from Kenya by Nigerian authorities.
The chairman of the chapter’s Community Affairs Committee, Nnamdi Nwokedi, in a statement obtained by Daily Sun on Tuesday in Enugu, noted that the well-thought-out position of the world body has further shown that self-determination was an inalienable right of every individual and people in any part of the globe.
The frontline agitator who also doubles as the Director of Socials for IPOB Melbourne said: “I, on behalf of my committee members, the IPOB family Melbourne and the entire global family of IPOB under the supreme leadership of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, wish to express my profound gratitude to the UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, for the efforts in reaching the decision as contained in opinion no 25/22, asking the Nigerian government to release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu unconditionally and compensate him for the abuse and torture he has and continues to suffer.”
He also commended Kanu’s international legal counsel, Mr Bruce Fein, and Prof Rachael Murray as well as the IPOB leader’s special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, for initiating and leading the effort to a fruitful conclusion.
He expressed the optimism that this landmark feat would open a new vista in the Biafra actualisation and restoration struggle.