Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release the director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, to Igbo leaders.
The group assured Buhari that Kanu would be made to realise the pointlessness of continuing his pro-Biafra agitation.
Chairman of state presidents of Ohanaeze in the seven Igbo-speaking states, Chris Eluemunoh on Thursday, stated that Igbo leaders were also concerned with the security challenges posed by the activities of the pro-Biafra group.
He promised that once Kanu is released, they would have a discussion with him and make him understand the negative effects of continuing with efforts to actualize the Biafra Republic.
Eluemunoh said Kanu’s issue could be better handled and resolved if he was released to Igbo leaders.
“IPOB and MASSOB (the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra) can operate as pressure groups and not as secessionist groups. Many Igbo people are residing in other parts of Nigeria and there is no way they can abandon their investments to return to the East in the name of Biafra,” he said.