Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has revealed that he’s making efforts to secure the release of Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.
Umahi, who is also Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, spoke on Tuesday in Abakaliki as he assured Igbos that Kanu will soon be released from DSS detention.
According to the governor, he initiated a political dialogue with President Muhammadu Buhari on the matter.
Speaking further, he lamented over how activities of unknown gunmen is affecting many businesses in the state and region.
Umahi said; “Why do we still have unknown gunmen in Southeast? This is not the first time it is happening in Igboland. There was a time, it was so terrible in Abia, Abia state, in Onitsha and so many other places, and Igbo man knows what to do.
“We are coming to that point, businesses are moving away from Aligbo, for what? I have gone to President Muhammadu Buhari and initiated a political dialogue over our brother Nnamdi Kanu. And that process is on. And I don’t see any reason why we should be killing ourselves. Fighting our people, making sure that the economy of the south-east is down.
“Some of these people that initiated this sit-at-home are outside the country. They can never do sit-at-home one day there because they work twenty-four hours. And if they do, hunger will kill them”.
He also said that Igbos are the enemies to themselves and until the activities of the gunmen are halted, the region would continue to suffer economic deprivation and stagnation.