An elder statesman, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has urged the Federal Government to release Biafra agitators, stressing that the struggle for the actualization of Biafra cannot be wished away.
Speaking on Thursday at Gregory University, Uturu, Abia State, the Chairman of Champions Newspaper charged the government to either release Biafra agitators or subject them to proper trial.
He observed that the marginalization of the Igbo race was responsible for Biafra agitation.
Condemning the attack on Igbo community by Fulani herdsmen, Iwuanyanwu, called for protest to the National Assembly on the issue.
He said, “For years, I have been unhappy over Igbo affairs. This summit is a beacon of hope if we seriously work together. It will restore Igbo unity and hope. We should at the end have Uturu Declaration,”
“Marginalisation of Igbo makes the youths to agitate for Biafra. Biafra is a reality you cannot wish away like Oduduwa and Arewa.
“Biafra is a reality, but we are not seceding; the agitators have no arms. You can only arrest them if they carry arms; they are peaceful agitators. The Federal Government should release them from prison.”
Recall that Kanu who was arrested last year by the Department of State Services, DSS, has been in detention despite been granted freedom by several court.