Enough Is Enough: Nnamdi Kanu’s Detention Will Soon Tear Nigeria Apart
Nnamdi Kanu’s Detention Will Soon Tear Nigeria Apart
Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, one of the special counsels to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has said that the continued detention of the IPOB leader is not based on the law of the land but on politics of tribe and ethnicity.
Ejimakor, who said this on Wednesday morning on his Twitter page said that the continued detention of the Biafran group leader based on politics of tribe will surely tear Nigeria apart sooner than later as the Nigerian government cannot have it both ways.
Ejimakor wrote on his Twitter page saying, “A politics that’s based on tribe and ethnicity is doomed to tear a country apart” – Barack Obama.
“The continued detention of #MNK is not based on law but on the same politics of tribe that will surely tear Nigeria apart, sooner than later. You can’t have it both ways. Never!”
Recall that Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of the State Services (DSS) since June 27, 2021 after he was arrested in Kenya and repatriated by the Nigerian government.
The Nigerian Court of Appeal on October 13, 2022 in its judgment discharged and acquitted Kanu of all the charges leveled against him by the Nigerian government and ordered his immediate and unconditional release from detention. However, he remained in detention as the government objected to the Appeal Court ruling.