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The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has condemned the alleged release from Ikoyi Custodial Centre of 101 members of the Boko Haram sect by the Federal Government that was recently reported.
It noted that the development came at a time the same government is detaining its leader, Nnamdi Kanu, and other members in various detention facilities across the country.
The group’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Emma Powerful, in a statement on Wednesday said, ‘This Federal Government covertly sponsors and supports terrorists who have massacred a lot of people by the way they colluded with the terrorists to free their members from Kuje Prison a few months ago.
‘The same government has unconditionally released the remaining terrorists from Ikoyi Prison.’
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He added, ‘These Boko Haram terrorists detained in Ikoyi, Lagos were never taken to court since their detention in 2019 and we are aware that no court freed or granted them bail but they were released through presidential or cabals’ order.’
Powerful described Kanu’s continued detention alongside other IPOB members as further confirmation that the Igbos are not needed in Nigeria.
He, therefore, called on the government to release Kanu and others unconditionally the way it did to the Boko Haram members.
In another report, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has lauded some of the awards which had been recently received by some Nigerian citizens while describing the national honours award which had been bestowed on the notable Nigerians, including Igbo sons and daughters, by President Muhammadu Buhari as well deserved.
Ohanaeze had also revealed that it had been delighted and elated that some notable Igbo sons and daughters made the national honours award list. This had been contained in a statement signed by Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide.
He described the honour bestowed upon Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa and their Ebonyi State counterpart, David Umahi, as well as Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the DG World Trade Organization, as well deserved.