Abia killing: Atiku Advocates Political Solution To Kanu’s Detention

Former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar has advocated a political solution to the detention of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Atiku, who is also a former Vice President stated this while reacting to the recent killing of soldiers in Abia State.

He condemned the attack and killing of the five soldiers in a statement on Friday, emphasizing that releasing Kanu will ease tension in the region.

The statement partly reads: “The violence that led to the killing of soldiers and civilians in Abia State on Thursday stands condemned. My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who may have lost a loved one.”

“May their souls rest in peace. But even more profound is the impact of yesterday’s sit-at-home in the Southeast region of our country on students writing WAEC examinations.”

“The veil of the so-called Unknown Gun Men hiding under cover to unleash death and mayhem must be lifted to ensure that criminal elements are separated from legitimate agitators.”

“To this end, without prejudice to the ongoing legal processes, I think the time has come to explore a political resolution to the Nnamdi Kanu and other associated issues.”

“I believe that this will defuse the compressor cooker situation in the region. It will be a win-win for all parties.”