The Indegenous People Of Biafra leader, Nnamdi Kanu, through his lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Amoebi Nzelu, has, allegedly, called for negotiation with the Federal Government to end the agitation for self-governance.
Kanu was said to have escaped to London via Malaysia by former Abia governor, Orji Uzor Kalu. However his whereabouts has not yet been confirmed.
Kanu was arrested for treasonable felony, maintaining unlawful society, illegal possession of items and many others.
The allegations against Nnamdi Kanu also include a plot by the IPOB leader and some persons now at large to cause crises that might force President Mohammed Buhari, to concede certain parts of Nigeria to a purported Biafra Nation. He was imprisoned and later released on bail.
However, he reportedly flouted his bail conditions and engaged in an increasingly violent agitation for Biafra’s Self actualization before last month’s clash with the Nigerian military.
There were rumors that he is being held by the army, which the army has denied, before Ex governor Orji Uzor Kalu made the claim that he had fled to London.
Kanu’s lawyers while reacting to the Federal Government’s decision to release some members of the group it arrested in February, said they were not opposed to talks with the government.
Mr Ejiofor said, “Nnamdi Kanu is not averse to a political solution in resolving his present politically orchestrated ordeal.
“He welcomes genuine political solution to this case. Nnamdi Kanu has people of proven integrity and impeccable character that will negotiate on his behalf, based on his demands when communication on this effect is established.”
However, on the claims that the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, was negotiating on behalf of Kanu and IPOB, the lawyer said, “In the past few day, the media was awash with news on negotiation going on between the Federal government and members of MEND, where our client’s name (Nnamdi Kanu) conspicuously featured.
“It is on that note that we wish to inform the general public that Nnamdi Kanu has no connection, contact, ties or any kind of relationship with members of the MEND.
“As such MEND has no implied, direct or express authority of Nnamdi Kanu to represent him or IPOB in any purported negotiation going on between MEND and the Government.
“The general public is accordingly advised to ignore, discountenance and disregard the falsehood been peddled by MEND.