Igbo women in Abia, Enugu and Anambra State has demanded the immediate and unconditional release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra detained since 2021.
Mr. Kanu was kidnapped by government forces and unlawfully extradited to Nigeria.
The woman who staged protest in the southeast cities on Friday, stated that the continued incarceration of Kanu violates human rights and international law.
An Abuja Court of Appeal had acquitted the self-determination activist accused of terrorism and treason for demanding a referendum to separate the independent state of Biafra from Nigeria.
“Buhari's regime should release our soon Nnamdi Kanu, he committed no crime,” said Mrs Chinyere Igwe, who added that the women will take severe action against the Nigerian government if it fail to free the activist.
On Thursday, Aloy Ejimakor, a special counsel for Mr Kanu, expressed concern for his well-being in DSS custody and revealed he was being denied access to medical care and food.