Special Adviser to Indigenous People’s Front (IPOB) leader, Nnamdi Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, said the demand by the Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) that the Federal Government (FG) should not release the separatist was in defiance of the United Nations.
The U.N. Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention had called on the FG a week ago to release Kanu unconditionally, but the CNG said the world government should not interfere in Nigeria’s internal legal processes.
It therefore told the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari that releasing Kanu would lead to more violence.
In a reaction, Ejimakor said via Twitter that the CNG’s demand was a disrespectful attack, and he called on the Nigerian Bar Association to intervene in the matter.
Ejimakor said, “The call by the coalition of northern groups to disobey UN directives on #MNK is despicable. The tirades against the UN have added to the damage. I expect the Nigerian Bar Association and other Nigerians to disapprove the call and advise immediate compliance with the guidelines.”