Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday visited the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) at the Department of State Services’ facility in Abuja.
The former Abia State governor, who made this known in a post on his Facebook page on Monday, said he is fully aware that Kanu has ‘insane amount of people rooting for his freedom.
His words: “This afternoon, I visited my brother, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody , Abuja . I met him in good health and care and we discussed as ‘Umunne’. In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu
traditional ruler of Akwara Ukwu and since then the family has been very close to me .
I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for his back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people.
“Even though, my ideology and his ideology are totally different , God has made us brothers and we can’t run away from each other. I owe him and Nigerians good counseling …Whether he and his family listens to me or not, I will continue counseling him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society.”