Director General of Voice of Nigeria, VON, Osita Okechukwu, has disclosed that he has been talking with President Muhammadu Buhari to release leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu from prison.
Addressing newsmen after attending a radio programme, Freedom Square, in Enugu state, Osita revealed that he has been pleading with Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu and other pro-Biafrans held in detention.
The DG disclosed that he told the President that the IPOB leader is from England and his stand in Nigeria is not yet known.
According to Okechukwu, “Mr President is just back. We will continue to plead on his (Kanu) behalf because we told Mr President that, this is a young man from England. That, actually we don’t know his stand in Nigeria. Give him pardon.
“Mr President asked me, Osita, have you talked with him (Nnamdi Kanu)?
“I will find time to talk with him. But anybody that has access to talk with him should tell him that Nigeria is not a zoo where you want to bring Igbo out.”
Kanu is currently standing trial before an Abuja Federal High Court five counts charges levelled against him by the Federal Government.
Following the detention of Kanu since October 2015, there has been an uneasy calm in the South East.