Former Abia State Governor, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu revealed that he was at the office of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Monday to visit detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
Anaedoonline.ng reports that the Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate made public details of his discussion with Kanu on his verified Facebook page a few moments ago.
Kalu said his visit to the office of the secret police was to encourage the embattled Biafran agitator to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the Igbo people.
The senator said though his ideology and Kanu’s are on different clock hands, he will not stop to advise the agitator as a brother.
Sen. Kalu wrote: “This afternoon, I visited my brother, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja. I met him in good health and care and we discussed as ‘Umunne’. In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu traditional ruler of Akwara Ukwu and since then the family has been very close to me.”
“I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for him back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people.
“Even though, my ideology and his ideology are totally different, God has made us brothers and we can’t run away from each other. I owe him and Nigerians good counselling. Whether he and his family listens to me or not, I will continue counseling him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society,” Kalu added in the Facebook post.
Kanu has been in the custody of the secret police following his extradition to Nigeria to face his trial on treasonable felony charges before Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The IPOB leader had fled the country in September 2017 after an invasion of his home by the military, Naija News recalls.
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