Mazi Nnamdi Kanu’s counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, has said that the problem of Nigeria is not the separatist agitation nor Kanu but the alleged misguided military response to the agitation.
Ejimakor made this known in a statement in Umuahia on Friday evening. He said, “The problem is not the separatist agitation, IPOB or Nnamdi Kanu. The problem is the misguided militarist response to it, which, instead of containing it, is actually validating the agitation.”
Recall that the United Nations has urged the Federal Government and its agencies to unconditionally release Kanu who is currently detained in Department of State Services’ detention in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory.
Ejimakor said, “It is referendum that made Atiku Abubakar a Nigerian and which may also make him President.
“It’s through referendum that Midwest region came into being in 1964. This is all within Nigeria, not counting the many nations that were created through referendum, such as Eritrea, Kosovo, South Sudan, etc.”
He, therefore, advised that the IPOB leader should be unconditionally released and compensated.
Reacting, the family said it was not only agitation that was the problem of Nigeria but the present Federal administration.
Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emma Kanu, said, “they have vehemently refused to understand the reasons behind the agitation. Not only the Biafra is agitating, but every part of the country is agitating.
“Until they begin to listen, they will not get it right. We want to be free.”