Fiery Catholic priest and Spiritual Director of Adoration Ministry Enugu, Rev. Fr. Ejike Mbaka, has called on the Federal Government to release the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, unconditionally.
Kanu was arrested in Kenya after jumping bail in Nigeria over a treasonable felony charge. The cleric, who has been controversial also advised the Federal Government to deploy the same vigor with which Kanu was arrested to deal with arrest insecurity, poverty, unemployment, activities of herdsmen, injustice, and pragmatic nepotism.
While making the call during a sermon on Sunday, at his adoration ground, Mbaka said he made the request when some government agents whom he did not mention, came calling with some juicy offers to him which he turned down.
“Some persons came to me sometimes ago, that they have two slots for me. I told them I don’t need such offer because I have a slot that I need. They said I should mention what I need. My first request was that they should release Nnamdi Kanu because since you people arrested him, we have lost many lives, so of what use is his arrest if after he was arrested, kidnapping hasn’t stopped in the North, thus, arresting him doesn’t solve the problem.
“Has anybody seen Nnamdi Kanu kill anybody? He’s not a murderer. Have they caught him with guns, so why arrest him? Where were the nation’s security agencies when several students were kidnapped?”
The cleric further attributed the rise in criminality to activities of politicians that purchase arms for the thugs during the electioneering period.
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