The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, or IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, is expected to be released by the federal government led by President Bola Tinubu, according to former Senate Minority Leader Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Abaribe expressed optimism that, for the sake of national harmony and cohesiveness, Tinubu’s administration would free Kanu.
Since his capture in Kenya, Kanu has been detained and is being extrajudicially extradited to Nigeria.
Kanu was exonerated and cleared of all terrorism-related charges by the Appeal Court.
However, the Supreme Court reversed the decision and directed the Federal High Court to hold a new trial.
But according to Abaribe, Igbos will actively seek a political resolution that would ultimately result in the IPOB leader’s release.
“I’m of the firm belief that this current Federal Government will do something very fast to release Nnamdi Kanu, if for no other reason than for national cohesion and unity of the country,” the senator from Abia South stated in a statement.
“As leaders, we will not stop advocating for the best course of action given the circumstances.”