Leaders of churches in Imo State under the aegis of Concerned Church Leaders Forum have called for immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The Church leaders described the demand as a necessary means to restore stability, revival economy and ensure adequate security in the South East.
Speaking on behalf of the group in a press conference held in Owerri, Yesterday, Pastor Cosmos Ilechukwu, General Oversees of Charismatic Renewal Movement, advised the Federal Government led by President Ahmed Bola Tinubu to hearken to their call in the overall interest of the citizens especially southerners.
He said, “As part of the strategic measures to ensure adequate security in the South East, the Federal Government is advised to see the need to, immediately, release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before the November 11th electoral date in line with the earlier Order by the Court of Appeal.
“Our reason for making this clarion call is simply based on the rule of law. With the ruling of the Court of Appeal ordering his release, Nnamdi Kanu further detention will be seen by his supporters as punitive.
“Accordingly, his release would certainly douse tension. By so doing, the Security Agencies would be in a better position to identify the criminal elements in the South East hiding under the cover of the Biafra agitators.
Consequently, regarding the forthcoming gubernatorial election in the state, the group expressed concern over the ceaseless spate of insecurity in the state, stressing that such would affect citizens participation in the exercise.