By CHARLES ONYEKWERE
An organization, Igbo Youths for Positive Change, has hailed Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo’s visit to detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The group described it as a great move aimed at entrenching peace and bringing back the desired security in Anambra and the entire South-East region.
The National President of the group, Chinedu Obigwe, in a statement on Sunday, said Soludo truly has a burning desire to bring peace and security back to the South-East.
Obigwe said the governor’s visit will ensure two things: the release of Kanu from detention and putting an end to the insecurity in Anambra and South-East at large.
Soludo had visited Kanu at the DSS custody on Friday, saying that it was part of his wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South-East.
Writing on his Facebook wall, the governor said, “He was in very high spirits and we had quality and frank discussion in a very convivial atmosphere.
He expressed sadness over what he described as ‘sacrilegious killings’ of innocent persons, kidnappings and all forms of criminalities, including the brutal enforcement of the senseless ‘sit at home’ perpetuated by sundry groups, claiming to be acting for or on behalf of IPOB.
“He assured that if the opportunity arises, he will be glad to personally broadcast to his followers to maintain the peace.
“Together, we shall restore peace, security and prosperity in Anambra and the SouthEast.” Obigwe said the governor deserves to be appreciated and commended for his bold steps at ensuring that peace returns to the region.
He said, “We are proud of our support for Soludo and we know that other of his supporters are proud of him. If you see someone that has a burning desire to entrench peace and security in his state you will know. He truly has a burning desire to bring peace and security in his state and the South-East.”