An Igbo socio-cultural group, Nzuko Umunna, has warned against any further abuse of the rights of the leader of the Independent Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The group, however, said it is satisfied the Federal Government freed the IPOD leader after a lingering detention.
In a statement signed by its Coordinator, Ngozi Odumuko, and the Secretary, Paschal Mbanefo, the group lamented the stringent conditions attached to the bail but expressed happiness there were eventually met.
“As we welcome Kanu’s bail, we wish to state clearly that bail should be extended to his colleagues, Chidiebere Onwudiwe, Benjamin Madubugwu and David Nwawuisi, as has been previously granted by the court,” a part of the statement read.
“We also wish to commend the efforts of Kanu’s legal team and all those who have been steadfast and supportive in the call for the unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu and his colleagues.
Continuing, it said, “Nzuko Umunna salutes the timely response of the South-east Caucus of the Senate, especially Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe and the two others who signed the bail bond for the release of Kanu, Tochukwu Uchendu and Jewish Chief High Priest, Immanuel-El Shalom Oka-Ben Madu.
“We wish to reiterate our stand that the rights of Kanu and his colleagues must be respected and that the government should as a matter of urgency consider the numerous issues that have given rise to the unprecedented upsurge in agitations in the South-east part of the country instead of using brutal force to suppress peaceful protests, an action which would always be counterproductive.”