Buhari Holds Talks With South-East Governors To Address Biafra Issues


President Muhammadu Buhari has shown some concern over the increased agitation of pro-Biafra groups as a result of the prolonged detention of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu. This he did by inviting some south-eastern governors for talks on how to address and resolve the issue. 

According to the Special Adviser to the President on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, President Buhari has also received the assurances of state governors in the geopolitical zone that the issue is being taken care of to ensure the end of the protests.

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Adesina who was responding to a question on whether the President was considering inviting leaders of the protesters for talks or will use South-East governors and other leaders to reach out to them said,

Government is in communication with credible leaders of the South-East on the Biafra issue.”

He also said during the discussion, that a governor from the region assured council members that the issue was being handled.

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Adesina who made the remark during an interview yesterday, November 28, monitored by today.ng, added that President Buhari has the interest of all parts of Nigeria at heart and would always follow due process and the rule of law in tackling any issue. He said the protests formed part of the agenda of the last Council of State meeting.

At the last Council of State meeting, one of the governors from the region assured council members that the issue was being looked into. The leaders are working already. The President is concerned about every part of the country, but he will always respect due process and rule of law.”

Pro-Biafra supporters have been protesting the continued detention of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

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Meanwhile, Igbo leaders had a meeting in Enugu some days ago and decided to set up a delegation of elders to meet President Buhari concerning what they say is the marginalization of Igbos in Nigeria.

In a related development, the Ukrainian arm of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) recently protested the continued detention of one of their leaders, Nnamdi Kanu by Nigerian authorities at the Nigerian Embassy and International Amnesty office in the country’s capital kiev.

Nnamdi Kanu, director of Radio Biafra, was arrested in October by the Department of State Services. He was arraigned with offenses related to his station’s broadcasts, and is yet to be released.

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