The family of Nnamdi Kanu urges South East governors to prevent his death in detention
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The family of the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, has penned an open letter addressed to the South East Governors, appealing for their intervention to secure his release from detention.

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Expressing deep concern over the well-being of their relative, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, representing the family, highlighted the urgency of the situation, emphasizing that Nnamdi Kanu is currently in critical health condition and should not be allowed to perish while in custody.

In the letter, Prince Emmanuel lamented the perceived silence and inaction of the Igbo political elite, accusing them of abandoning Kanu, a prominent figure in the struggle for Biafra's independence.

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Prince Emmanuel stressed that history would judge the South East Governors harshly if they failed to take decisive action to secure Kanu's release, attributing his continued detention to political motives aimed at stifling his advocacy for justice and equality for the Igbo people and other marginalized groups.

He urged the Governors to set aside their political differences and unite in demanding Kanu's release from federal custody, warning of dire consequences if they allowed him to succumb to his deteriorating health condition while in detention.

Furthermore, Prince Emmanuel questioned the government's release of purportedly repentant terrorists while neglecting to release Kanu, whose advocacy for the rights of Biafrans allegedly led to his unjust arrest and detention.

In conclusion, the letter appealed for urgent action to prevent Kanu's untimely demise in custody and to ensure his release, stressing the importance of upholding human rights and justice for all individuals, regardless of their beliefs or affiliations.

Below is the full text of the open letter:

Subject: Unlawful Detention of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu Prisoner of Conscience

Open letter to the governors

I am writing this letter with utmost urgency and deep concern regarding the unlawful and unjust detention of my brother Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. In recent events, it has become abundantly clear that my brother, a law-abiding citizen and a prisoner of conscience, has been wrongfully held against his will and his fundamental human rights have been violated under your watch. As a concerned family member, I implore you to rectify this grave injustice without delay.

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is a man of impeccable character and a strong advocate for justice, freedom, and equality. He has consistently stood up for the righteous causes in our society, challenging the status quo and working tirelessly to bring about positive change. It is truly disheartening to witness his unwavering commitment to safeguarding human rights being met with such callousness and disregard for basic principles of justice.

The details surrounding my brother's arrest and subsequent detention are deeply troubling and indicative of a systemic failure within our justice system. The charges brought against him are baseless and appear to be nothing more than an attempt to silence his voice and undermine his campaign for social justice. It is clear that his detention is politically motivated, solely aimed at suppressing his activism and preventing him from continuing his valuable contribution to our society.

As a concerned family member, I strongly condemn the unlawful detention of my brother and the blatant violation of his rights. It is your duty as the Governor to ensure the protection of every individual's civil liberties, regardless of their beliefs or affiliations. Your obligation to uphold the principles of justice and fairness should guide your actions in every decision made.

I demand that you take immediate and decisive action to secure the release of my brother. I call for a thorough and transparent investigation into the circumstances surrounding his arrest and detention, holding accountable those responsible for these egregious violations. Furthermore, I urge you to ensure that all charges against him are dropped, as they lack any substantiated evidence.

By allowing this flagrant violation of human rights to persist, your offices are complicit in the suppression of justice. Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is gravely ill and dying slowly. Biafra land will hold you all accountable should anything happen to him.