Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo has reiterated his commitment in policing the release of the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
Soludo disclosed this on Monday in a quarterly statewide briefing, meant to intimate Anambra people of his activities in government.
He said he had booked a session with President Muhammadu Buhari, and was waiting for appointment, where he hoped to discuss issues of security in the South East, particularly Kanu’s release.
Recall that he Governor had called for Kanu’s release, pledging to stand as surety for Kanu, if federal government found it hard to release him unconditionally.
Speaking at the quarterly briefing, Soludo said he hope to meet President Buhari, and also speak with him on the imperative of releasing Kanu.
He claimed that Kanu’s release would assist him (Kanu) to intervene in areas where some groups use secessionist agitation as a means to perpetuate criminality.
He said, “On the issue of Nnamdi Kanu, his release does not mean that insecurity will be completely eliminated. The call is in the best interest of the South East as a whole.
“He (Kanu) was saddened by the level of crime associated with the agitation when I visited him in prison. He called it an abomination.
“Everyone has now become freedom fighter, using it as an avenue to commit crime. The truth is that if he is released, he will be able to distinguish between genuine freedom fighters and criminals.
“What is still holding him back is a political issue. I am awaiting confirmation of appointment with the President to hand him the letter officially.”