Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State on Friday met with Nnamdi Kanu, detained leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB).
Mr Soludo who announced the visit late Saturday on social media said the meeting was in continuation of his resolve to restore peace and tranquility in the state.
Mr Kanu facing trials on terrorism charges is being held at the State Security Service (SSS) headquarters, where a federal high court in Abuja ordered he be detained while rejecting the bail application of the secessionist mysteriously renditioned back into the country, last year, from Kenya.
“I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (Friday, 13th May, 2022) to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East,” the governor said.
“He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere. He expressed sadness over what he described as “sacrilegious killings” of innocent persons, kidnappings and all forms of criminalities, including the brutal enforcement of the senseless “sit at home” perpetuated by sundry groups claiming to be acting for or on behalf of IPOB.
“He assured that if the opportunity arises, he will be glad to personally broadcast to his followers to maintain the peace.
“Together, we shall restore peace, security and prosperity in Anambra and the Southeast,” he added.