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Nnamdi Kanu’s release being blocked by Uzodinma, south-east leaders – Brother alleges

The release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) is being prevented by some notable southeast leaders, according to his family.

Kingsley Kanu alias Kanunta, the younger brother of the IPOB leader, alleged that Imo state Governor Hope Uzodinma and some of his friends in the region are “blocking” Kanu’s release.

According DailyPost, he made the claim via Twitter (X) on Thursday while wondering why the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu allowed Uzodinma to block his brother’s release.

Kanunta wrote: “@Govhopeuzodinma is the one blocking the release of #MaziNnamdiKanu from DSS dungeon with few of his friends in SE and my question to @officialABAT is Gov Uzodinma the president of Nigeria or is your government benefitting from the insecurity in SE through your security chiefs?”

Meanwhile, in related news…

Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Okezie Kalu earlier said plans are in motion to ensure the release of Leader of IPOB.

The Supreme Court recently struck out an appeal by Kanu, to quash his terrorism charges and for the Department of State Services to release him.

But speaking virtually during a current affairs radio programme on FLO FM in Umuahia last Tuesday, Kalu said that talks were ongoing to free Kanu.

He said: “We can’t put all our programs and plans on social media. He’s my brother. Is he in the mix of what we are trying to do? Yes! It’s one of our agenda to ensure he’s released. Who wants their brother to be in jail?

“We are working underground. There’s a detailed strategy. It’s not by violence, you can’t coerce the government through violence. It has never worked and won’t work. Let’s be wiser. The wisdom is in peace. Let’s quench the violence.

“If it’s chaotic, it won’t work. Let’s cool down. Let the man see that you’ve recognised he didn’t contribute to locking him up and that he has not done anything to the South-East…”