The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has expressed regret for referring to President Muhammadu Buhari as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile in his radio broadcasts.
Kanu, who was charged along with two others by the Federal Government before a Federal High Court in Abuja on six counts of treason and other offences, said he intended to write a private letter to Pres. Buhari to apologize to him.
He also apologised to former President Goodluck Jonathan and Igbo elders for “some uncomplimentary things” he said about them. He tendered the apology for his comment against Buhari and others in a statement which he made to the DSS on October 23.
The statement read in part,
“Reference to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as a terrorist, evil and a paedophile is regrettable and uncalled for and for that, I unreservedly apologise and will be doing so in a private letter to the President.
“Before PMB there was the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. I also said uncomplimentary things about him and Igbo elders as well, which I now recognise should not have happened because it is un-African to be rude or insolent to elders.
“All I was trying to do is to draw attention to the problems afflicting society and something done about them.”
Kanu was, however, unapologetic about his demand for a Republic of Biafra and has been in the custody of the Department of State Services since his arrest in Lagos on October 14, 2015.
He further said that IPOB’s secessionist agenda was informed by the “incessant hardship, lack of holistic development in the socio-economic landscape of Nigeria, lack of youth employment, corruption in high offices and economic regression.