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A committee set up by the House of Representatives has revealed that it has commenced talks with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) over the sit-at-home order in the Southeast.
Hon. Obinna Aguocha who is the Chairman of the committee, revealed this in a statement issued on Thursday to journalists in Abuja.
Aguocha said the committee engaged with the incarcerated separatist leader to end the sit-at-home order in the Southeast.
It would be recalled that Kanu has been in detention for over two years, and his supporters have been demanding his release, but the Federal Government has yet to heed the plea.
Aguocha said the engagement with Kanu is yielding results.
‘As a part of the search for a lasting solution, we have also engaged with Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. I am happy to announce significant progress in this regard, particularly on the need to put a stop to the Monday sit-at-home that has crippled the economy of the southeast,’ he said.
He noted that the committee is also interacting with service chiefs and other security agencies.
In another report, a group which identifies itself as the Save Nigeria Movement (SNM) has sent a warning to IPOB to shun all forms of violence which has resulted in killings in the South–East.
In a statement by Rev. Solomon Semaka who is the Convener, Save Nigeria Movement, the group noted that if IPOB was sincere in ending the needless insecurity in the South-East region, they should embrace peace and end all forms of hostilities.
It urged the separatist group to stop threatening citizens and blackmailing the Federal Government with more violence and expecting that its leader, Nnamdi Kanu will be released for peace to reign in the South-East region.
It admonished IPOB as well as other stakeholders to eschew violence and come to terms with the reality of the prosecution of their leader, Kanu.