President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday ruled out bail for the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. He said Nnamdi Kanu, who is currently on trial, was being given every opportunity under the law to justify all the uncomplimentary things he said against Nigeria while he was in Britain. This was as he reiterated his commitment to leave office for the next administration in May 2023.
According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President said this at a bilateral meeting with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, on the margins of the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. The statement was titled ‘Another term for me? No! The first person who tried it didn’t end very well.’
On notions that Nnamdi Kanu was not allowed to see his lawyers privately, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that the detained IPOB leader is being given every opportunity under the law to justify all the uncomplimentary things he said against Nigeria while he was in Britain.
According to the words of President Muhammadu Buhari; “He felt very safe in Britain and said awful things against Nigeria. We eventually got him when he stepped out of the United Kingdom, and we sent him to court. Let him defend all that he said there,” President Buhari stated.
President Buhari has also stated what Nigerians must do to avoid another Biafra War. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said Nigerians must be tolerant of one another to avoid another civil war.
According to our reliable source, it was reported that President Muhammadu Buhari made the statement in Kigali, Rwanda, where he is attending the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting. He visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial where an estimated number of about 491,000 – 800,000 people died during the war in 1994.
On the other hand, the Nigerian Civil War, also known as the Biafra War, which took place from July 6, 1967 – January 13, 1970, was a political conflict caused by the attempted secession of the southeastern provinces of Nigeria as the self-proclaimed Republic of Biafra.
During the two and a half years of the war, there were about 100,000 overall military casualties, while between 500,000 to 2 million Biafra civilians died of starvation.
According to the words of President Muhammadu Buhari; “I visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial this afternoon. I took two lessons from this sobering tour: One, Nigerians must continue to be tolerant of one another, and two, we have a responsibility to preserve our own history from the Nigeria Civil War.
“As I wrote in the Visitors Book, “we pray that humanity will never experience this kind of hatred, wickedness and violence toward others because of their ethnic background, religion, and beliefs.”
“Nigeria is strongly committed to the prevention of mass atrocity anywhere in the world and believes that perpetrators of such crimes; and their enablers, anywhere in the world must be held accountable,” Buhari wrote on his verified Facebook page.
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