Igbo group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has claimed that the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, may soon be released as negotiations on a political solution between the Federal government and Igbo leaders are now at an advanced stage.
In June, Kanu was brought back to Nigeria from Kenya for trial.
Kanu has since been rearraigned for his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms and management of an unlawful society but his detention has led to a series of unrests in the South east with IPOB declaring a ‘sit-at-home’ every week.
Last week, Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami said the FG was open to political solution for the release of Kanu and the Yoruba nation agitator, Sunday Adeyemo (Sunday Igboho).
Ohanaeze Ndigbo now says there is a joint body comprising South East Council of Traditional Rulers, the representatives of Igbo Archbishops and Bishops, members of House of Representatives, governors, ministers, traditional rulers and officials of the British High Commission in Nigeria as part of a wider team meeting with relevant government agencies.