Nnamdi Kanu

The family of the detained Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has said that the visit of Anambra State Governor, Professor Chukwuma Soludo to their son in detention, was a confirmation that their son “is not a bad man as being portrayed by the Nigerian authorities”.


Kanu’s family hailed the Anambra State Governor for his courage to visit Kanu in security custody.


Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel, who spoke with Vanguard in Umuahia, described the visit as remarkable.


Vanguard recalls that Soludo is the first sitting South East Governor to visit the IPOB Leader since his rendition from Kenya on June 28, 2021.


Kanu’s family commended Soludo and all those making genuine efforts towards securing freedom for the IPOB Leader.


“It was a good move and a very remarkable one. It shows that Kanu is not a bad man as being portrayed by the authorities.


“We thank the governor for deeming it fit to visit Kanu in detention. It’s a good step expected of a good leader.

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“We thank everyone making frantic effort openly or privately to secure his release. All hands must be on deck until freedom is achieved”, Kanu’s family said.


Soludo who broke the news of his visit to Kanu on his Facebook page where he also posted pictures of the visit, said they discussed the sit-at-home protests and killings in the South-East.


“I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (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,” Soludo wrote.

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