PORT HARCOURT – The lawyer that the IPOB, Mr. Adoga Inalegwu, the federal government called for the release of the leader of IPOB immediately, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, so he can start talking to people on the need for peace.
Speaking shortly after the application of the release on bail of 45 members suspected of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra hit the brickwall in the Magistrate’s Court in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Friday, and suggested that this work Inalegwu poor incitement to Biafra could make the situation worse.
Argued edit Kano that will enable him to speak with his people to embrace dialogue with the Federal Government.
Inalegwu said, “I have written to the Federal Government for a dialogue to end this matter before it gets out of hand. We looked on and the Niger Delta crisis got out of hand. I think it is time for the Federal Government to call on the leadership of Biafra to sit down and discuss the matter.
“Repression is not the answer. Blood is not the answer. Armed rebellion is not the answer. In the 21st century, the language of the United Nations is peaceful resolution of all things. I call on the government for the immediate release of Nnamdi Kanu so that he can speak with his people and then face a peaceful dialogue.
“I have written to the British Government, the United States, the (National) Human Rights Commission and the State Security Service to intervene in this matter and bring it to a peaceful close,” he added.
Inalegwu stated that the agitation for Biafra begun 51 years ago and that it had lingered. He described a situation where peaceful protesters would be shot and killed as highhanded.
He urged government to show restraint, adding that peace remains the best option in handling the case of Biafra agitators.
“The Biafran question can be resolved. It is not by repression; it is not by charging people to court for treason. It is simply by sitting down across the table; that is the norm of the world now,” Inalegwu added.