The proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB), has commended the United Nations, (UN), for asking the Federal Government to release its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
The banned group expressed hope that the Federal Government would comply with the call and release Kanu.
The UN Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention had called on the Nigerian Government to release Kanu unconditionally.
However, the IPOB spokesman, Emma Powerful, said: “It is indeed a great milestone for our leader, Nnamdi Kanu, the IPOB and Biafrans worldwide.
“It is our hope that Nigeria, as a member of the United Nations, will take heed and promptly obey and implement the UN directives already transmitted to it to the letter. We caution that this is not a Nigerian court decision or order that is often flagrantly disobeyed without consequences”.