Lauretta Onochie, President Muhammadu Buhari’s special assistant on social media, has said the president will not release Mazi Nnamdi Kanu because of the killing of notable and average Nigerians in the South-East region by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Onochie accused the secessionist leader of having led to the death of many Nigerians including Chike Akunyili, husband of a former Director-General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control, late Prof Dora Akunyili.
She was reacting to the call by civil societies, traditional, opinion, and religious leaders for the release of Kanu, who is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, asking Buhari’s government to embrace negotiations.
In a Facebook post, Onochie wrote; “Nigerians are waiting anxiously for justice to be done. Under President Buhari, a due process advocate, the monster will get a fair trial, a chance he didn’t accord those he ordered their executions. The families of the slain are waiting for a fair and just closure to their nightmares.
“Well-meaning Ndigbo are of the opinion that their leadership, failed them by encouraging one of them who was clearly an unwell man. They did not speak up when they should. They are still hiding their heads in the sand.
“To call for his release is to spit on the graves of Dr. Chike Akunyili, Dr. Lawrence Ezenwa, Dr. Ahmed Gulak, slain traditional rulers, students, virgins, and ordinary Nigerians of Igbo stock who lost their lives on the instructions of this lunatic, not forgetting the security operatives they murdered.”
Onochie said, despite the fact that Buhari has brought more infrastructural development to the Southeast than any other government in recent times, they have refused to align with his party.
Onochie bragged that the Federal Government of Buhari will crush the IPOB, adding stupidity will no longer help at this point.