The traditional ruler of Orlu in Imo State, Eze Gideon Ejike has begged President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to allow the leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, to return to Nigeria for the burial his mother, Sally.
KanyiDaily had reported that Nnamdi Kanu’s mother, Sally, died on 30th August in Germany after a protracted illness.
However, the IPOB leader announced her passing on October 20, 2019, and accused Buhari’s government of contributing to her death, with the incident of September 2017, where soldiers had allegedly invaded his house in Umuahia, Abia State.
Speaking at Amakwo Event Centre in Orsu Local Government Area of Imo State, the monarchs led by HRM Eze Gideon Ejike said Kanu is their hero and he’s not a terrorist. Ejike said:
“Kanu is not a terrorist. Terrorists kill but we are yet to see any bloodshed by Kanu.
“He is our hero and should be allowed to bury his mother before the beginning of next year.
“He deserves the honour and right as the first son to bury his mother.”
Ejike also called on the United Nations to prevail on the Nigerian Government to allow Kanu to visit home for the burial of his mother without harassment from law enforcement agencies.