Lai Mohammed, minister of information and culture, says no government will expend too much energy on Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Last week, the IPOB leader reappeared in Isreal after he went missing for about 12 months. He was last seen in public in September 2017 – after the army invaded his family home in Abia state.
In a broadcast on Sunday, Kanu vowed to return to the country and bring “hell” with him.
Commenting on the development on Kakaki, an AIT programme, Mohammed said the issue of Kanu is not something to “dwell too much on”.
The minister said the federal government will soon issue an official position on the issue.
“This is the same man that was claimed to be held by the military and I remember at the height of this saga, some many people wanted to hold the federal government responsible for the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu,” the minister said on Wednesday.
“I remember saying that the military did not kidnap him, he wasn’t killed. All these are just distractions frankly speaking. I don’t think it’s something we should dwell too much on. There are other pressing issues of the nation we should discuss.
“No government will waste too much energy or effort. I think the government will be making sure that the country is safe.”