UN: Nnamdi Kanu’s lawyer fires back at Arewa group over call not to release IPOB leader


Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People, IPOB, has berated the Coalition of Northern Groups, CNG, over its anti-Kanu comment.

Ejimakor said it was disrespectful to the United Nations, UN, for CNG to ask the Federal Government not to release Kanu.

Recall that United Nations Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention had urged the Nigerian Government to release Kanu.

But the Arewa group had said the UN should not interfere in Nigeria’s internal legal processes.

The group warned that releasing the IPOB leader would lead to more violence.

Reacting, Ejimakor urged the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, to censor the group over such a comment.

In a tweet, the IPOB lawyer wrote: “The call by the Coalition of Northern Groups for disobedience of the UN directives on #MNK is contemptuous.

“The diatribe against the UN added insult to injury. I expect Nigerian Bar and other Nigerians to censure the call and advise prompt compliance with the directives.”

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