Atlas, the government might release Nnamdi kanu and also Charles and Henry Okah, the brothers who allegedly masterminded the Independence Day bombing in October 2010.
The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) might have reached a compromise with the Federal Government in the ongoing talks after their meeting with some militant groups in the Niger Delta region.
Recently, three groups, the Reformed Egbesu Boys of the Niger Delta, Egbesu Red Water Lions and Egbesu Mightier Fraternity, agreed to discuss with the Federal Government and the outcome might bring the above mentioned from jail.
As reported by Vanguard, MEND has requested that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commision, EFCC suspends the case of Tompolo. Also stating that another condition for the Niger Delta militants to slow down on the bombing will be to release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
According to the MEND spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is the only militant group from the Niger Delta region who are presently engaged in a dialogue with the Federal Government of Nigeria – through oil companies and security agencies -with a view to resolving the current Niger Delta crisis.
“Thus far, the deliberations have been fruitful, various concessions and guarantees have already been secured. Some of which include, but are not limited to: Release of Henry Okah, Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze; Review of the life sentence handed to Mr.
“Edmund Ebiware based on a proposal put forward by the Aaron Team representative for Abia and Imo states, Senator Adolphus Wabara. Also, conditional release of IPOB leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and others if they renounce their agitation for a Biafra Republic.
“To this end, both parties agreed that the Special Forces of the Nigerian Army should commence the purely routine but strategic military exercise code-named “Operation Crocodile Tears”; while MEND would commence a meet-the Government-Actors-and-People tour of the Niger Delta region code-named Operation Moses.”
Nnamdi Kanu has been in custody since November 2015, his release might just be one way for the the federal government to come to terms with these militant groups.