A motion to free Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, who are illegal, from custody was rejected by the Senate.
Senator Osita Izunaso (Imo West) proposed the motion in an effort to resolve the South-East’s ongoing sit-at-home order, which is enforced by unidentified gunmen.
The lawmaker stated in the resolution co-sponsored by fellow South Eastern lawmakers that the senators were aware that thousands of innocent people had died since the violence began and that over a trillion dollars’ worth of property had been damaged, driving away investors.
He said, “The sit-at-home civil disobedience actions in the South-East have led to the disruption/destruction of economic activities and immeasurable financial losses for businesses, workers, and the local economy. Because, when people are forced to stay at home and businesses remain closed, productivity declines and income is reduced, affecting livelihoods and economic growth.