The city of Onitsha went agog when news filtered in that President Buhari has ordered the immediate release of detained IPOB members.
The order was promptly executed as IPOB members reunited with friends and relatives.
The IPOB members were arrested during a prayer session in Aba, Abia State, by security operatives.
IPOB members were seen converging and celebrating the release of their comrades on the old market road, Onitsha.
The jubilation went wild when they heard the President might soon release Nnamdi Kanu, their leader.
IPOB’s Media and Publicity Secretary, Mr. Emmanuel Powerful, noted that “IPOB will continue to demand the civilized world to prevail on Buhari to allow Biafrans to freely choose where they wish to belong.
“The issue of Biafran self-determination cannot be swept under the carpet.
“Biafra is in black Africa where acceptable civilized standards are lacking.
“What is good for Scotland and Britain at large is also good for Biafra.
“We therefore urge the Attorney-General of the Federation to continue on this path of peaceful co-existence.
“He should release all Biafran detainees including the leader of IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Kanu’s continued illegal detention is the primary reason why Nigeria is falling apart today.”
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Dr. Victor Oye, also commended the move.
Oye however urged the Federal Government “To extend this gesture to Kanu, to enable him to go home and take care of his young family’.
Oye further stated that “This magnanimity shown by the government is one of the shortest and surest ways to peace and unity of Nigeria.
“I commend the Federal Government for this bold and patriotic step.
“I thank all the men and women of goodwill who facilitated the release.
“I urge them not to relent until absolute peace and harmony is achieved in Nigeria.”