The Jewish Community in South East has demanded for an unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho with immediate effect, even as the group reminded Uhuru Kenyatta, President of Kenya that hundreds of Kenyans are married to Igbo sons and daughters.
In an exclusive interview in Umuahia today, Thursday, the leader of the IPOB Evangelical Team, Jewish Community, Southeast zone, Senior Rabbi Chigozie Opurum and his Abia State counterpart, Rabbi Okezie Anosike asked the federal government to stop the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Adeyemo aka Sunday Igboho immediately.
“Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is not supposed to be tried in Nigeria because he was not extradited to the country, but abducted or on what the government calls “interception”. The government itself admitted that they intercepted him and not extradited him. We’re therefore asking the Nigerian government to release him forthwith together with Sunday Igboho without attaching any condition.
“We commend the British government for demanding for the full explanation on how Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was brought to Nigeria from Kenya. Though, we feel that the British government is asking the question a bit too late, but it is better that they demanded for such misdeed than to keep quiet. We want them to take action as a follow up”, they said.
On Kanu’s Israeli link, the group said, “We’re also appealing to the Israeli government to intervene in Nnamdi Kanu’s case. It was he that brought Judaism into Igbo land and by so doing is one of them. They should remember that an attack on one Jew is an attack on all Jews”.
On the Jewish Community next line of action, Opurum disclosed that only the God of Israel will direct their next line of action, saying that the government may be surprised at its next move after July 26, 2021.
“We commend the Southwest for rising against the attempt to forcefully bring back Sunday Ighoho to Nigeria. And to Southeast governors and other Igbo leaders, we say your silence on our brother is a total betrayal.
“And we’re telling Uhuru Kenyatta, the President of Kenya that he has done well by betraying the people that gave his father refuge in time of need.
“At the appropriate time, we’ll ask him the right question”. He didn’t mind the long standing relationship between Ndigbo and Kenyans. Many of our brothers married their daughters and vice verse and we’re living happily with them”, Opurum and Anosike submitted.
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