Not less than 983 agitators of Republic of Biafra are incarcerated in various corrections facilities across the seven Igbo speaking states.
Ohaneze Ndigbo socio-cultural organisation who made this known, explained that out of the number, “182 Igbo prisoners of conscience mainly youths and women are currently languishing in Port Harcourt Maximum corrections Center on awaiting trial over related cases of Biafra agitation between 2016 and 2021.”
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Secretary-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide in a press statement yesterday stated that “It’s our obligations to alert the Federal Government to ensure that whatever Nnamdi Kanu stands out to benefit must be extended to these youngsters whose crimes were only wearing of Biafra costumes and identity cards, no matter what, this is the first time we are speaking for their behalf, and they deserve pardon like Nnamdi Kanu”.
He cautioned against segregation on the ongoing classified negotiations between a few Igbo politicians/ elder statesmen and the Federal Government for the release of a few leaders of Biafran agitators
“The federal government should ensure that the Igbo negotiation team who are ready to help FG have a secret peace deal with Nnamdi Kanu must include these Biafran detainees in any decision to be reached, FG should use the government’s instrumentality to secure the release of all the Biafran detainees in various Corrections facilities at Port Harcourt, Asaba, Owerri, Awka, Enugu, Umuahia, Onitsha, Abakiliki and Aba for peace to restored ” the Federal Government should demand the comprehensive lists of all Biafran detainees and join it in the ongoing peace deal with Nnamdi Kanu’s team”.
“We are using this medium to plead with all repented Biafra firebrands to lay down their grievances and surrender to the federal government and receive clemency and acquittals, ” this is the finest hour for all intending and repented Biafran members to come out and embrace peace, we will lead them if the need arises to convince the FG and southeast Governors to accept them and rehabilitate them, for peace to return to southeast, there are over 2500 of intending and repented Biafra youths scattered across the southeast that craves for a rehabilitation program if FG had rehabilitated deadly Boko Haram members and have been reintegrated them back to the society, what is good for the Goose is equally important for the Gander, this is the best way to end up the uprising in the southeast is to free all the prisoners of conscience in their custody”