Leaders of the South-eastern region of the country have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
The Igbo leaders made the plea in an address during a meeting with Buhari at the Executive Council Chambers, New Government House Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.
Chairman of South-East Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Charles Mkpuma, read the address.
Buhari on Thursday commenced a two-day working visit to Ebonyi with the inauguration of projects at King David University of Medical Sciences, Uburu.
The president’s aircraft landed at Akanu Ibiam International Airport Enugu at about 10. a.m. on Wednesday.
Buhari was received by Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State and some governors of the APC, including the Chairman of the Progressive Governors Forum, Governor Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State, at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo and his counterpart from Jigawa, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar were also on a solidarity visit to welcome the president to Ebonyi.
The president would conclude his visit to Ebonyi with a closed-door meeting with the South-East leaders in Abakaliki before departing for Abuja on Friday.