Professor Charles Soludo, the Governor of Anambra State, says Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the incarcerated leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has expressed sadness over the kidnappings and killings of innocent people, as well as the harsh implementation of the sit-at-home in the South-East.
This comes after recent fatalities and property devastation, as well as the routine implementation of sit-at-home by some groups claiming to be operating on behalf of IPOB in the South East.
After paying a visit to Nnamdi Kanu in his confinement facility on Friday, May 13, 2022, Soludo published a message on his official Twitter account on Sunday, May 15, 2022.
According to Soludo, the visit was part of a larger dialogue with key stakeholders aimed at achieving long-term peace and security in the region.
Soludo who stated that Kanu was in high spirit during the discussion, noted that the IPOB leader said that he would make a broadcast that would address the degenerating security situation in the region under the guise of agitation if given the opportunity.
- The Governor in his tweet posts said, “I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on Friday 13th May, 2022, to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South-East.
- “He was in very high spirit and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere.
- “He expressed sadness over what he described as ‘sacrilegious killings’ of innocent persons, kidnappings and all forms of criminality, including the brutal enforcement of the senseless sit at home perpetrated by sundry groups claiming to be acting for or on behalf of IPOB.
- “He assured that if the opportunity arises, he will be glad to personally broadcast to his followers to maintain the peace.
- ‘’Together we shall restore peace, security and prosperity in Anambra and the South East. It is well indeed.’’