.Nnamdi Kanu: Security agencies barred from court premises

By Luminous Jannamike, ABUJA

The Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Uzor Kalu, has urged the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to consider the consequences of his action and utterances for the sake of his followers.

Kalu, a former governor of Abia State, said this on Monday during his visit to the IPOB leader in the Department of State Services facility, Abuja.

The Senator said, though his ideology differed from Nnamdi Kanu’s, he still owed him and Nigerians, wise counsel.

According to him, “This afternoon, I visited my brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care, and we discussed him as ‘Umunne’.

“In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu, the traditional ruler of Afara-Ukwu, and since then, the family has been very close to me.

I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for him back home, and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people. 

“Even though my ideology and his ideology are totally different, God has made us brothers and we can’t run away from each other.

“I owe him and Nigerians good counselling, whether he and his family listen to me or not, I will continue counselling him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society.”

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