The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, the Ohaneze Ndigbo, has begged President Muhammadu Buhari to release the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra and Radio Biafra Director, Nnamdi Kanu to them, with a promise to make him realize the futility of continuing his pro-Biafra agitation. Dr. Chris Eluemunoh, the Chairman of state presidents of Ohaneze Ndigbo in the east disclosed this to newsmen in Awka, Anambra State.
According to Eluemunoh, the Igbo leaders believe that Kanu’s issue could be better handled and resolved if he was released to them. He said: "IPOB and MASSOB (the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra) can operate as pressure groups and not as secessionist groups. Many Igbo people are residing in other parts of Nigeria and there is no way they can abandon their investments to return to the East in the name of Biafra."