IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu with igbo leaders.   Photo: channelstv

The South East Caucus in the Senate on Wednesday met with the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, and other pro-Biafra agitators over heightened tension across the country.

The meeting was said to be held in the home of chairman of the caucus, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, in Abia state.

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According to a statement issued on Wednesday, Senator Abaribe said the caucus would always support and work for a united Nigeria.

The lawmaker urged IPOB and other agitators in the country to allow their actions to conform with Nigeria’s laws and avoid any form of violence.

The senator said: ”I thank Kanu for assuring (the caucus) to conduct his members in a peaceful manner and within the ambits of the law.

”This engagement is a continuous process that will lead us to find a lasting solution to whatever grievances that necessitated the agitations in Nigeria.

”The caucus will accordingly meet as soon as we resume from recess to continue the engagement for the good of our people and our dear country. All of us desire equality, equity, fairness in a peaceful and united Nigeria.”

Commenting on the outcome of the meeting, Kanu insisted that the agitation by his group remains unwavering, stating that he and his group are committed to achieving their separatist aim in a peaceful manner.