The Ijaw Youths Council (IYC) on Sunday renewed its calls for the release of Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, the founder of Radio Biafra and Director of the Indigenous People of Biafra. Nnamdi Kanu, Director of Radio Biafra and leader of Indigenous People of Biafra
In a statement issued in Yenegoa by IYC Spokesman, Mr. Eric Omare, the youth body noted that haven been granted bail and bail conditions fulfilled, it amounts to illegality for the Directorate of State Security (DSS) to keep Kanu in detention.
The IYC further called on security agencies to have regard for the rule of law in the exercise of their constitutional duties.
It advocated for the use of dialogue rather than military might to resolve the issues leading to protests by pro-Biafra protests in parts of the country and urged the security agencies to respect the fundamental human rights of protesters.
“To adopt a military approach to crushing pro-Biafra protesters as being suggested by some military operatives is not the solution.
“It would only escalate the crisis. We warn against military brutalization and human rights abuse by security agencies. The right to peaceful protest is an integral part of a democratic society.
“The massive pro-Biafra protests in recent times has once more brought to the fore the need to honestly and holistically renegotiate the terms of Nigerian’s existence as a nation.
“To claim that all is well with Nigeria is self-deceit.
“The structure of Nigeria must be such that would allow people from different regions to develop at their own pace towards the realization of their full potential without hindrance from people from other parts of the country,” the IYC stated. (Sahara Reporters)