Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), has expressed sadness over the spate of killings and other forms of criminalities in the South-east, Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State said on Saturday.
Security in Nigeria’s South-east has deteriorated in recent times with attacks by armed persons reported almost on a daily basis across the region. Anambra State has witnesses some of the worst attacks in the region.
The governor said Kanu stated this when he (Soludo) visited the IPOB leader at the facility of Nigeria’s secret police, SSS, on Friday.
Soludo said the visit to Kanu was part of his ‘wider consultations’ with critical stakeholders to ensure lasting peace and security in the South-east.
“He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere,” Soludo said of the IPOB leader.
“He expressed sadness over what he described as ‘sacrilegious killings’ of innocent persons, kidnappings and all forms of criminalities, including the brutal enforcement of the senseless ‘sit-at-home’ perpetuated by sundry groups claiming to be acting for or on behalf of IPOB,” the governor added in a post on his Facebook page Saturday night.
The governor said the IPOB leader promised to ‘personally’ prevail on his followers, through a broadcast, to maintain peace whenever he gets the opportunity to interact with them.
“Together, we shall restore peace, security and prosperity in Anambra State and the South-east,” the governor noted.