*Don’t manhandle him, Kanu’s family tells FG
*Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu not the end of IPOB – IPOB
Reactions have trailed the arrest and detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, IPOB.
Abacityblog.com reported that Kanu was arraingend yesterday before the Abuja Federal High court. The presiding Judge, Justice Binta Nyako ordered the IPOB leader to be remanded in the custody of DSS pending July 26th, for the continuation of his trial.
Reacting over Kanu’s arrest, Foremost Nationalist and First Republic Aviation Minister, Chief Mbazulike Amechi, warned that Ndigbo would not take it lightly if anything untoward happened to Kanu.
Angered by the alleged report that he was tortured and beaten up by the Nigeria security agents, Chief Amechi said that the Nigeria security agents have no right to torture him for whatever reason.
He warned that Ndigbo should not be treated like slaves in Nigeria because they are part owners of Nigeria and will not run away for any person, leader, or ethnic group, unless they are looking for trouble in the country.
“Nnamdi Kanu has not committed any offence and if anybody thinks that he has committed any offence, let him be taken to court and be given a fair trial. Nobody, I say it again, nobody should beat or maltreat him, otherwise Ndigbo will react.
“This is the time Ndigbo should react to what the Federal Government is doing to him. What is the Federal Government doing to the people in the North who are killing people and sacking them from their communities and all over Nigeria?”
Don’t manhandle him, Kanu’s family tells FG
The family of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu has asked the Federal Government not to manhandle their son because he is an ordinary freedom fighter
His younger brother, Emmanuel Kanu, who spoke to Vanguard Umuahia said Nnamdi stood on the part of truth and committed no crime to deserve any persecution.
According to him, Nnamdi was only asking for the freedom of Biafrans which is their fundamental human rights, hence, his rights should be respected.
He said the whole world is watching how the Federal Government will handle him.
‘Arrest of Nnamdi Kanu not the end of IPOB’
Reacting, the IPOB warned that no harm should befall Kanu in government’s custody.
A short statement by IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary Emma Powerful, said: “No problem, he is a human being and Nigeria government is looking to arrest him since some years now.
“However, nothing should happen to his life otherwise we will bring down Nigeria. The arrest of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, is not the end of IPOB.”