Release Nnamdi Kanu before Christmas – Bishops

Bishop Abraham Chris Udeh has warned that Nnamdi Kanu must not spend this year’s Christmas in Kuje prisons.

Bishop Udeh, who doubles as the General Overseer of Mount Zion Faith Global Ministries, blamed Kanu’s incarceration on the lack of interest of the international community.

He particularly called on Britain to assist the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to gain their independence.

Bishop Udeh said if the United Nations, USA and the United Kingdom had questioned Kanu’s detention, he would have been released by now.

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He said that the British government was only trying to protect her economic interests in Nigeria.

Bishop Udeh described Nnamdi Kani as “A freedom fighter, who have been left behind bars for no just cause.”

The Bishop called on UN and the United States of America to rise to the occasion and free Kanu.

He asked the US to mount pressure on the Nigerian government to release Nnamdi Kanu between now and December 2016.

He added that it would an anomaly should Nnamdi Kanu celebrate this year’s Christmas in jail.

He said, “It will be a very painful thing to the people of South East and South South if Kanu remains in jail until December 25.”

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He noted that Fulani herdsmen had been on a rampage [neutralizing] and maiming people here and there.

They have done this with reckless abandon and have gone scot-free.

The Federal Government is yet to tell Nigerians how those herdsmen acquired their weapons.

Some of them are armed with AK47 and other arms they use to attack innocent Nigerians.

But only someone who talks about freedom of his people verbally, without weapons, would be thrown into jail and denied his freedom since October 2015, he said.