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Kanu would have been killed, I saved him — Buhari


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Mr Femi Adesina, a spokesman of former President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed that the then-president opted for the rendition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu even when his administration could have eliminated him.

This was disclosed in a recently released book authored by the image maker.

Adesina recounted how a group known as Highly-Respected Igbo Greats, headed by Mbazulike Ameachi, a first republic minister of aviation, pleaded with the former president to release Kanu.

“Let him make his case in court instead of giving a terrible impression of the country from outside. That was why in the case of Kanu, I said the best was to subject him to the system.

“I feel it is a favour to give him (Kanu) that opportunity. Government could have mobilized to eliminate him where he was, but we did not do that.

“You have made an extremely difficult demand on me as the leader of this country. The implication of your request is very serious. In the last six years, nobody will say I have confronted the judiciary.

“We are developing a country, and we have to go through the pains. The demand you have made is heavy, but I will consider it. I am glad to know you closely at this time”, Buhari was quoted in the book as saying.

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