Metro Buhari's Govt Has Agreed to Release Nnamdi Kanu - MEND [THE CABLE]

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The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, MEND, has stated that the Muhammadu Buhari led government has agreed to release detained IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu and others in order for peace to reign in the Niger Delta, The Cable reports.

According to MEND's spokesman, Jomo Gbomo, the agreements were reached during negotiations with government officials. He said ex Senate President Adolphus Wabara, led the negotiating team which arrived at the deal with the government.

“The Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND) is the only militant group from the Niger Delta region who are presently engaged in a dialogue with the federal government of Nigeria – through oil companies and security agencies -with a view to resolving the current Niger Delta crisis,” the statement read.

“Thus far, the deliberations have been fruitful, various concessions and guarantees have already been secured. Some of which include, but are not limited to: release of Henry Okah, Charles Okah and Obi Nwabueze; review of the life sentence handed to Mr. Edmund Ebiware based on a proposal put forward by the Aaron Team representative for Abia and Imo states, Senator Adolphus Wabara.

“Also, conditional release of IPOB leader, Mr. Nnamdi Kanu and others if they renounce their agitation for a “Biafra Republic,” the group said.

He said both parties also agreed that "that Mr. Government Ekpemupolo shall not be arrested, harassed and/or intimidated whenever he makes himself available as a delegate of the MEND Aaron Team.”

The Presidency is yet to confirm or deny this statement.
 

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