A former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekwermadu, has said the South East Caucus of the National Assembly, are working on the release of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Ekweremadu made this known in a statement signed by his media adviser, Uche Anichukwu.

He called on the Igbo in the diaspora to speak out against violent agitations and bring their influences to bear in the search for security and stability in the South East.

Kanu was arrested in Kenya and flown back to Nigeria, where he has been detained in a DSS facility, to face treason charges.

Ekweremadu in a lecture titled: “The Igbo in Diaspora: A Perspective” delivered virtually at the Igbo Heritage Lectures and Ugwumba Excellence Award event, which held in Pretoria, South Africa, on Sunday, warned that one of the worst things that could happen to the Igbo, was to allow their homeland to be turned into a theatre of war.

On Kanu, he said: “Let me also assure you that the South East Caucus of the National Assembly is not resting on its oars. We are working quietly and surely to address these issues, including finding a political solution to the Mazi Nnamdi Kanu matter. We did it before in the case of Chief Raph Uwazuruike in 2007. We also did it in the case of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in 2017. And God willing, and with your support and prayers, we will succeed again in the matter of Nnamdi kanu to promote peace and stability in our region.”