Southeast senators and House of Representatives members moved on Wednesday to seek political solution to the ordeal of leader of the Independent People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Kanu, who is being detained at a Department of State Services (DSS) in Abuja, is facing terrorism and treasonable felony charges.
The lawmakers, under the auspices of Southeast Caucus in the National Assembly has promised to intervene Kanu’s detention with a view to securing his release through “political solution.”
They spoke of plans to interface with relevant stakeholders to achieve their aim.
“To this end, we resolved to set up a committee to constructively interface with relevant stakeholders, the Federal Government and its relevant agencies towards finding a political solution,” the lawmakers said in a communique after an extraordinary meeting in the Abuja home of former Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu.
They also condemned incessant killings and disruption of the West African Education Certificate (WAEC) exams in the region by those enforcing the sit-at-home order on Monday across the Southeast states.
The Caucus appealed to Igbos not to allow anybody to destroy the region which, according to them was rebuilt after the Civil War largely by “the sheer determination and sacrifices of our people, who refused to resign to fate or bow their heads in defeat.”
The communique which was signed by all members of the Caucus, reads: “The South East Caucus of the National Assembly held an extraordinary session on Wednesday, September 15, 2021, to review developments in the South East, particularly (a) The security situation in the region vis-à-vis the sit-at-home orders and (b) The detention of Nnamdi Kanu.
“Rising from the meeting, the Caucus: Expressed solidarity with our people of the South East over the marginalisation of the region in the scheme of things within the Nigerian commonwealth.”