Israel Kanu

Israel Kanu, the traditional ruler of Isiama Afaraukwu in Umuahia, Abia State, and father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has stated that the younger Kanu will not stop his agitation until a sovereign state of Biafra is realized.

He also appealed to the Federal Government to withdraw all the charges against his son.

Kanu made the statements while addressing newsmen in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, yesterday, adding that withdrawing the charges would help to foster peace and douse tension in the country.

According to him, “I call on the Federal Government to immediately withdraw all the charges preferred against Kanu in the interest of peace in the country.

“He did not commit murder. He did not carry arms; neither did he commit any heinous crime to warrant such a government clampdown.

“His only offence was that he expressed his opinion in a democracy where people are free to express themselves without the fear of arrest or molestation”, he said.

“He is more than 18 years of age and has become an adult. He is capable of having an independent opinion on any issues. So, I cannot ask him to stop pursuing what he believes in.

“The only thing that can assuage him is to allow him to have Biafra and no amount of inducement, even giving him an oil block, would stop him.”

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