On Monday afternoon, Senate Chief Whip Orji Uzor Kalu said he paid a visit to Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, who is being held by the Department of State Services(DSS).
In a statement signed by him and made accessible to our Abuja correspondent, Kalu stated that the IPOB leader was in good condition and receiving sufficient care.
The former governor of Abia State went on to say that he spoke with Kanu like a brother and advised him to think about the ramifications of certain actions he planned to do.
Kalu said, “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, the 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 counselling whether he and his family listen to me or not.
“I will continue to counsel him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society.”