Fani-Kayode Condemns Detention Of IPOB Women, Calls For Their Release

Nnamdi Kanu, detained IPOB women and Olufemi Kayode

Former Minister for Aviation Femi Fani-Kayode, has called on government to ensure the release of women of Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) in Imo state.

The IPOB women, took to the streets of Owerri, Imo state capital, on August 17, to protest disappearance of their leader, Nnamdi Kanu.

During the protests, over 100 of them were reportedly arrested by the state police and consequently detained.

Reacting to the arrests, Fani-Kayode wondered why security forces would clamp down on peaceful protestants who are only asking for whereabouts of the leader.

Recall that Nnamdi Kanu is the leader of the secessionists group, IPOB, who is asking for a breakaway of southeast and part of south south from Nigeria.

He was arrested and detained for over three years by the Nigerian government and denied bail despite separate court orders asking for his release.

Kanu who was later granted bail on health conditions, continued to push for referendum, which led the Federal Government to proscribe his group and tag it a terrorists organization.

Meanwhile tension hightened after the security forces invaded his home in Abia state, killing many people and destroyed properties worth millions of naira.

Ever since then, IPOB members have continued to protests his sudden disappearance after the invasion, calling on the security forces to produce him dead or alive.

However, security forces have denied the knowledge of his whereabouts, insisting that he is not in their custody.

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