Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo said he visited Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), on Friday.
Soludo disclosed this in a post he shared on his social media handles Saturday night, where he displayed photos he took with the IPOB leader during the visit.
Kanu, who is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony, terrorism, among others levelled against him by the Nigerian government, is being detained in a Department of State Security (DSS) facility in Abuja.
Soludo said that Nnamdi Kanu condemned the killings in the South-East and described it as sacrilegious.
He said, “I visited Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, yesterday, (Friday, 13th May, 2022) to felicitate with him and also as part of the wider consultations with critical stakeholders in search of lasting peace and security in the South East.
“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.”
Soludo said Kanu assured him 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 South-East. It is well indeed,” the governor quoted Nnamdi Kanu as saying.