Human rights activist, Omoyele Sowore has reacted to the arrest and extradition of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
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.
Reacting to Kanu’s arrest in a tweet via his Twitter page on Tuesday, Sahara Reporters publisher called for the immediate release of the captured secessionist.
Sowore asked the federal government to release Kanu, saying that the agitation for self-determination is not a crime.
He wrote: “#FreeKanu Now! Asking for self-determination is not a crime!”
Meanwhile, apex-Igbo Organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide commended the federal government for arresting Kanu.
According to the group, the arrest of the IPOB leader has brought an ‘end to violent agitations in the country.
The group, however, calls for calm and cautioned Igbos to desist from any form of protests and processions that will bring more catastrophe for Southeastern Nigeria.
Ohaeze said Kanu’s refusal to adhere to the advice of Igbo leaders, Elders, and Political leaders is the outcome of what had befallen him.
It added that the IPOB leader made a lot of enemies especially those that would have saved him and Federal Government will never lose grip on him again.
Source: Naija News