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Omokri Reacts To Arrest Of IPOB Leader Nnamdi Kanu



Sunday Igboho

Former presidential media aide, Reno Omokri has shared his views on the arrest of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.

In a series of tweets via his Twitter page on Tuesday, Omokri condemned the IPOB leader for ordering Eastern Security Network members to kill security agents and burn government facilities.

Omokri added that Kanu should not have ordered IPOB/ESN members to kill police officers and soldiers in the South East.

The former aide opined that the alleged nepotism of President Muhammdu Buhari was responsible for the agitation for secession by Kanu and his group, IPOB.

He wrote: “Nnamdi Kanu is not the problem. He is a symptom of the problem. The nepotism of Buhari and his clique/cabal, is the problem. Until you address that problem, you will arrest one Nnamdi Kanu, and 10 may arise in his place. Deal with the problem. Treat Nigerians equally.”

“The only thing I fault Nnamdi Kanu on is his call on his members to kill policemen and soldiers. Other than that, he is a freedom fighter. Yes, he is under arrest today. Buhari who has arrested him was himself under arrest between 1985-88. No condition is permanent.”

Naija News earlier reported that the Federal Government of Nigeria had confirmed the arrest of the fugitive IPOB leader.

During a media briefing on Tuesday, the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) said Kanu was arrested and brought back to Nigeria on Sunday.

Malami added that the IPOB leader was arrested based on a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol.

However, Kanu has been remanded in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) till July 26 when his trial will resume.

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