Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state has revealed he's working with President Muhammadu Buhari to secure the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Umahi spoke on Tuesday in Abakaliki.
Umahi, who is also the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, assured Igbos that Kanu will be freed from DSS custody shortly.
According to the governor, he began a political conversation with President Muhammadu Buhari about the issue.
He went on to say how the actions of unknown shooters are harming several businesses in the state and region.
Umahi said; “Why do we still have unknown gunmen in Southeast? This is not the first time it is happening in Igboland. There was a time, it was so terrible in Abia, Abia state, in Onitsha and so many other places, and Igbo man knows what to do.
“We are coming to that point, businesses are moving away from Aligbo, for what? I have gone to President Muhammadu Buhari and initiated a political dialogue over our brother Nnamdi Kanu. And that process is on. And I don’t see any reason why we should be killing ourselves. Fighting our people, making sure that the economy of the south-east is down.
“Some of these people that initiated this sit-at-home are outside the country. They can never do sit-at-home one day there because they work twenty-four hours. And if they do, hunger will kill them”.