President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday reiterated that the judiciary will determine the fate of Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
The president who was on a two-day visit to Ebonyi State where he met with political, religious and traditional leaders of the South-East rejected pleas that Mr Kanu be released for peace to return to the troubled region.
“I have listened carefully to the various appeals from the elders to the traditional leaders regarding a wide range of options,” Mr Buhari said. “As I have said previously, this matter remains in the full purview of the courts where it will be properly adjudicated.”
Mr Buhari also frowned at the brutal activities of terrorists in the South-East and other parts of the country.
He reiterated the commitment of his administration to continue to protect and defend innocent citizens from those bent on causing breakdown of law and order across the country.
He also expressed concern over the worsening security situation in the region, reiterating his directive to security agencies to flush out those perpetrating violence in the land.
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi, who appreciated the president for his visit to Ebonyi, reiterated his position for a political solution to the Nnamdi Kanu dilemma.