Despite being detained in he custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has bagged the ‘Battle Axe of God’ award by an Umuahia-based Church, in Abia State.
The award was received by Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel, from Rev. Evang. Amarachi Joseph, the president of Women of Favour, Gracious International Ministry Church, Umuahia.
Speaking during the award presentation, Evang. Amarachi said the women decided to honour Kanu because “he is a fighter and believer in peace, justice and liberation of humanity.”
The women leader pleaded with President Muhammad Buhari to release Kanu without further delay, stating that the IPOB leader did not commit any crime.
She argued that Kanu’s immediate and unconditional release just as the United Nations Human Rights Council had requested, would calm tension in the south-east.
“Kanu is a faithful child of God, he does not discriminate. We plead with Mr President to please tamper justice with mercy.
“May God touch your heart to yield to the prayers of the church and release Nnamdi Kanu,” she said.
Apostle Ikechukwu Joseph, founder of the church, in his remarks, tasked the Federal Government to stop the killings in the country.
Kanu’s brother thanked the women for recognising the contributions of the IPOB leader.
Emmanuel, who broke down in tears over his brother’s ordeals, promised to convey the message to him.