Niger Delta group gives FG 14-day ultimatum to release Nnamdi Kanu

A Niger Delta-based group, the Association of Niger Delta Upland Communities (ANDUC), has given the Federal Government a 14-day ultimatum to release detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

The group gave the ultimatum in a letter addressed to President Bola Tinubu on June 13 and made available to Community Reporters.

In the letter signed by Obiri Isa, president and Wisdom Oteyi, secretary, the group threatened that failure by the Federal Government to heed to its call would exacerbate tension in the land and lead to unrest and public demonstrations.

“We are writing to you on behalf of the Association of Niger Delta Upland Communities and concerned citizens to urgently the release of our Igbo/Biafra brother and activist, Nnamdi Kanu, who is presently detained for peacefully advocating for the just distribution of natural resources in our regions.

“This man has not violated any laws and he’s simply exercising his rights to demand what rightly belongs to us”, the letter read.

It urged the government to release the IPOB leader and engage in a dialogue to address his concerns, which are shared by the Niger Deltans.

“Falling to release him may only exacerbate tension, potentially leading to unrest and public demonstrations. We sincerely believe that through dialogue and mutual understanding, a resolution can be achieved that benefits all parts involved.

“We respectfully urge the government to take the necessary steps to release Kanu within the next 14 days for the betterment of our regions and the nation as a whole.

“But your inability to release our leader, Kanu, will unravel what will shock the whole world. We the Association of Niger Delta Upland Communities will expose the high and the mighty”, the letter threatened.

The group said it has faith in the leadership of President Tinubu, believing he would do the needful by releasing Kanu and by so doing, upholding justice and fairness.

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