The family of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), have expressed delight over the United Nations recommendations calling for the release of the pro-Biafra activist.
HausaToday reported earlier that the United Nations, UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, ordered for the immediate and unconditional release of Nnamdi Kanu.
The UN indicted Nigeria and Kenya Governments for the arrest and extraordinary rendition, torture, and continued detention of Nnamdi Kanu without due process.
The UN Human Rights Council Working Group on Arbitrary Detention also asked the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to pay him adequate compensation for the arbitrary violation of his fundamental human rights.
The group called for the investigation and punishment of government officials and security agents responsible for the torture of the pro-Biafra activist.
Reacting in an interview with Vanguard, Kanu’s younger brother, Prince Emmanuel Kanu, who conveyed the position of the family, described the report as a victory for freedom fighters.
He called on the Muhammadu Buhari-led government to comply with the UN recommendations.
“In as much as they are lawless, they must obey. After now, they must still face the music because Internationally they must be held accountable,” he said.