Nnamdi Kanu in Abia. Photo: Facebook

Former Governor of Abia state Orji Uzor Kalu has maintained that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, has fled the country to the UK through Malaysia.

He disclosed this while speaking with newsmen after paying a visit to ex-military leader Ibrahim Babangida on Monday.

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”I did not say anything bad on IPOB, they have the right to carry their flags around and agitate but they don’t have the right to separate Nigeria,” Kanu said.

”What I said, and it is clear, Nnamdi Kalu’s brother told me that he has left the country and I was not looking for him for any bad intention. I was looking for him to be able to call federal authority that he is with me and no Army or Police can take him away from me, so that we can discuss the way forward.

”People misunderstood my intention. I was just after peace because burning down our state (Abia state) wouldn’t have been the best. And again the lives of the over 15 million Igbos that are living in the north are more important than one person. That is the issue. So, we need to take control of the situation.”

The former governor said the agitations were often fueled by lack of Justice and fairness especially in providing basic amenities which was not peculiar to any region.

”Absence of all these amenities is responsible for whatever agitation you are seeing. Not only IPOB is being marginalized, every part of this country is being marginalized,” he added.