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Release Kanu first before dialogue, IPOB tells Buhari

THE Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has expressed readiness to dialogue with the President Buhari-led Federal Government.

IPOB’s spokesman, Emma Powerful, in a statement today said the group would only listen to the Federal Government when its leader is freed unconditionally.

Powerful also noted that the Federal Government should set a date for the referendum of Biafra.

He maintained that Kanu should not be detained while terrorists are roaming the streets freely.

According to Powerful: “Our leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu committed no crime to deserve persecution by the federal government that is openly hobnobbing with real terrorists and Fulani bandits but crushing peaceful agitators.

“We demand unconditional release of our Leader. He should not be in detention while real terrorists and mass murderers are parading freely on the streets.

“Nigeria government should prepare a date for the referendum on Biafra for people to decide where to stay either in Biafra or Nigeria.Those who want to sabotage Biafra freedom should wait for the referendum date.

“IPOB demands nothing other than unconditional release of our great leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU, and a date for the Biafra referendum.

“We are not interested in any dialogue unless our Leader, Mazi Nnamdi KANU is released before we can sit with anybody for discussion.”

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