Nollywood actress, Rita Edochie has said Nigeria will never know peace if the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is not released.
Edochie stated this in an Instagram post on Monday.
Overtnews recalls that Kanu has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest and extradition from Kenya to Nigeria in June 2021.
He is on trial for a treasonable felony.
In October, a federal high court in Umuahia, Abia state, faulted his extradition and ordered the federal government to return him to Kenya.
The actress lamented the continued detention of the IPOB leader.
She called on the people of the southeast to unite and demand Kanu’s release.
The movie star also argued that the southeast can never achieve its push for the presidency without the support of Kanu.
“The continuous detention of Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu will keep dividing Nigeria. So long as Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu is still being detained, Nigeria will never know peace. Ndi Igbo I laugh, ndi Igbo wake up. Onye Igbo can never smell presidency without Mazi Nnamdi Okwu Kanu,” she wrote.
“It is a spiritual thing. Fight for your own first and God will finish the battle. Ndi Igbo let nothing happen to our great brother Nnamdi Kanu because it’s going to be our worst experience. Chukwu okike abiama is waiting for Ndi Igbo to act. God is not sleeping.”