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Former governor of Abia state and Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, is reportedly holding talks with Northern leaders and key political figures in Washington, United States of America, seeking amnesty for detained members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
A Northern leader who preferred to speak anonymously revealed that Kalu has been talking to him and several other Northern leaders on the need to grant amnesty to detained members of the IPOB.
Another source revealed that Kalu has been in Washington in the past three weeks where he is holding different meetings with top officials of the United States on issues concerning IPOB. Attempts to unravel the discussions with US officials was unsuccessful as lips were sealed on the issue.
Sources at the presidential villa told newsmen that the Federal Government is considering making the intelligence gathered on Sponsorship of IPOB open. The publication of the lists which have all the transaction details between the sponsors and the IPOB was earlier discouraged as it may further heighten tension in the already tensioned South East.
Recall that the Nigerian Government had through the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said that France was the headquarters of IPOB’s funding. But the European country said it had no knowledge of IPOB’s presence in France.
The Federal Government later reached out to France, explaining that it did not accuse the country of being the sponsors of Biafra but that a large transfer of funds were made regularly from France to IPOB in Nigeria.
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