The South-East council of traditional rulers and representatives of Igbo archbishops and bishops have called for the “immediate release” of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The council’s decision on Kanu was contained in a statement issued on Tuesday.
According to the council, the decision is in line with the recent verdict of the appeal court concerning the IPOB leader.
“We welcome this judgement and assert that the wisdom of the Appellate Court presents a timely and an unprecedented opportunity to overcome the challenge of trust that has obstructed the path to peace; and opens the window to winning the hearts and minds of the people,” the statement reads.
“We therefore unequivocally support the call for the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in line with the unanimous judgement of the Court that his extradition and subsequent trial was illegal, and the lower court had no jurisdiction to hear the case.”