“Extend amnesty granted to Igboho and Sowore to Nnamdi Kanu”

The Concerned Igbo Citizens Council (CICC) has called on President Bola Tinubu to extend the amnesty granted to his kinsmen, Sunday Igboho and Omoyele Sowore, to Nnamdi Kanu.

The group made the call in a statement signed by its interim National Coordinator and interim National Secretary, Comrade Ukachukwu Obioha and Mazi James Okorie, respectively, and made available to journalists in Owerri, the Imo State capital.

Positing that the unconditional release of Igboho, a pro-Odua Republic agitator and Sowore is commendable, CICC insisted that the same gesture must be extended to Kanu and all other Nigerians currently detained for similar activities.

CICC maintained that the continued detention of Kanu and hundreds of Igbo youths over Indigenous People of Biafra activities, while their Yoruba counterparts have been granted reprieve by the present administration, gives “an unsavoury ethnic and sectional colouration” to the Federal Government’s action.

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Additionally, the group urged the Department of State Services, the Police and the National Human Rights Commission to, as a matter of urgency, commence an investigation and compilation of a list of those killed, maimed and unlawfully incarcerated for self-determination agitations across the board.

It said, “It has become most expedient and imperative to call on President Tinubu to extend the amnesty he granted to two of his kinsmen, Sunday Igboho and Omoyele Sowore, to other Yoruba youths held for supporting the agitations of the duo.

“It would amount to criminal injustice to continue to detain the supporters and fans of Igboho and Sowore since the principal actors have been absolved of any wrongdoing per se.

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“We demand also for the unconditional release, without any further delay, of Mazi Kanu and all Igbo and Eastern Nigerian youths currently detained for belonging to or supporting IPOB.”

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