“I Am Not Opposed To Negotiation, I Want To Go Home” – Nnamdi Kanu

Detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, in Abuja on Friday said he was willing to enter into negotiation with the Federal Government to secure his release and end the political crisis that has continued to trail his continued incarceration.

 

He also denied claims that he was working with some militant groups in the Niger Delta region, including the Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta and Niger Delta Avengers.

 

Speaking through his lawyers, Ifeanyi Ejiofor and Amobi Nzelu, at a press briefing, Kanu said he was not opposed to negotiation to secure his freedom from detention which he described as “politically motivated and orchestrated.”

 

The lawyers who, addressed a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, said such negotiations could only take place after he is released from incarceration where he had been for over a year.

 

According to them, it is impossible for just one individual to commit treasonable felony as Mr Kanu is accused by the Federal Government.

 

The lawyers, Mr Amobi Nzelu and Ifeanyi Ejiofor, made it clear that he was not part of the bargaining chip of neither the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) nor the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta (MEND), who have both said he should be released, as part of their own negotiations with the federal government.

 

Mend has no implied, direct or express authority of Nnamdi Kanu to represent him or IPOB in any purported negotiation going on between mend and the federal government,” the lawyers stated.

 

The self-acclaimed leader of the IPOB and two others are standing trial before a Federal High Court in Abuja on a six-count charge of treasonable felony, managing unlawful society and concealing goods.

 

At the last hearing, the lead prosecution counsel was absent in court, and the case was adjourned to September 26 – 29, 2016.

Shekau Debunks Boko Haram Negotiation With FG In New Audio

Abubakar Shekau, has again released another audio message debunking the reported negotiation with his group. Shekau released an audio message in August, to refute reports of his death as a result of five months silence.

In the latest message released on social media, Shekau, who spoke in Arabic and Hausa, said the military lacked the capacity to confront his men.

“Buhari is a liar and has deceived you. The Army spokesperson is also lying.  He and his foot soldiers always run helter-skelter whenever we come  face to face with them.

“Buhari, you once claimed that you will crush us in three months. How can you crush us?

“The military lied that they have confiscated our arms, that we have been chased out of our territories.

“We are alive, I am alive, this is my voice, more audible than it was before. This is Shekau.”

The military has claimed victory over the sect in recent times,” he said.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Sani Usman, spokesperson of the Army, said the insurgents were “falling to federal might” and the fight against insurgency was “gaining momentum”.

Usman also said 139 Boko Haram captives had been freed, while eight insurgents surrendered to the Army.

Shekau, however did not only dismiss the claims, he also discredited the alleged peace deal the Federal Government said it was entering with the group.

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ISIS Releases Audio Negotiation for Jordanian Pilot

ISIS has released audio recordings of negotiations for the release of a Jordanian pilot who was later killed by the armed group.

In a YouTube video, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, a prominent Salafi spiritual figure, could be heard negotiating with ISIL over the fate of pilot Moaz al-Kassasbeh.

In the video, ISIS accused Jordan-based Maqdisi, who appeared to conduct the negotiations on behalf of the Jordanian government, of being a spy for the US and Jordanian authorities.

“God has placed this pilot in your hands as a key to release your sister Sajida al-Rishawi, so don’t make things too complicated,” Maqdisi told ISIS in the recordings, referring to a female would-be suicide bomber whose release ISIS demanded in return for handing over Kassasbeh.

 Read More: aljazeera.com