President Muhammadu Buhari says he will not interfere in the trial of the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The Nigerian leader made this known on Friday during a meeting with Ohanaeze Ndigbo and South-East leaders at the Ebonyi Government House in Abakaliki, the state capital.
President Buhari urged the Igbo leaders to allow the court to decide the IPOB leader’s fate and other Igbo youths in detention across the country.
The President reiterated that interfering in Kanu’s trial will be unconstitutional and contravene the powers of the Judiciary.
He stated that Nnamdi Kanu is among the non-state actors in the South East that have continued to incite the people of the region against his government.
The President, however, expresses sadness over the wanton killings and worsening violence in the region which has claimed over hundred lives
Recall that the Nigerian leader had said in November last year that the call for the unconditional release of Kanu is very heavy and difficult.
He made this known when he received an Igbo delegation led by former Minister of Aviation, Mbazulike Amaechi, at State House, Abuja.
This article was originally published on Nigeria News