Northern Governor Calls For Release Of Nnamdi Kanu, Gives Reason

Nnamdi Kanu flanked by two of his lawyers

The Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

Recall that Kanu is facing charges bordering on alleged treason, instigation of violence and the forming of a group not supported by the Nigerian state.

VANTAGE NEWS had reported that Justice Nyako of the Abuja High Court while ruling a bail application against the pro-Biafra activist, adjourned the case till November 14, 2022, pending the determination of the Appeal Court.

Kanu’s lawyer, Ifeanyi Ejiofor in an interview stated that the legal team would approach the Court of Appeal after his client’s bail denial by the High Court.

Ortom, on Wednesday during an interview on Arise TV in an apparent reaction advised Buhari to release Kanu because he is a man fighting for his people.

The governor asked Buhari to go after the Fulani herdsmen who are terrorising various parts of the country.

He also faulted the present administration for invading the home of Yoruba nation activist, Sunday Adeyemo aka Igboho.

Ortom said, “How do you cage Nnamdi Kanu, a freedom fighter who says that he wants liberation for his people?

“Why are you not going to arrest Fulani men? Look at the train attack in Abuja to Kaduna. Up till today, our people are still being kept by these bandits. Where is the security? Where is the president? Tell me what happening.

“Sunday Igboho, they went after him in the South West and stopped him. Why can’t they stop these Fulani men who are terrorising this country? And my local government, they kill people. And then, you want me to keep quiet? Do they want to intimidate us? I can never be intimidated.”

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