Aloy Ejimakor, counsel to Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, says the government should negotiate with the agitator.
Ejimakor said Kanu should be released before government can commence negotiation while using Nelson Mandela of South Africa, Gandhi of India and Martin Luther King of the United States, US, as an example saying they were released before the government of their countries negotiated with them.
“When a man is in detention and you wish to negotiate with him, the first step you take is to stop resisting every effort being made to release him from detention.
“That’s how they negotiated with Mandela, Gandhi & Martin Luther King. It’s unnatural to negotiate with a man in chains,”
Kanu is locked up by the Department of State Services, DSS after he was rearrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria to continue his trial for treason.
The IPOB leader is expected to appear before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on October 21.