Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate, Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu on Monday paid a visit to the detained leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody in Abuja.
Sen. Kalu, representing Abia North said he and Nnamdi Kanu discussed as brothers during the meeting where he encouraged him to consider certain comments and actions for sake of the people.
In a Facebook post on his verified page, the former Abia governor while revealing that he met Nnamdi Kanu in good health recalled how the family has been close to him after he made his (Nnamdi) father, late Eze Israel Okwu Kanu the traditional ruler of Akwara Ukwu during his day's as Abia governor.
"This afternoon, I visited my brother, Maazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody , Abuja . I met him in good health and care and we discussed as 'Umunne'. In 2001 when I was Governor, I made his father Eze Israel Okwu Kanu traditional ruler of Akwara Ukwu and since then the family has been very close to me .
"I understand that Nnamdi has an insane amount of people rooting for his back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people," he said.
According to the lawmaker, even though he shares a different ideology with the IPOB Leader, he owes him and people of Nigeria good counselling irrespective of whether such is accepted or not.
"Even though, my ideology and his ideology are totally different , God has made us brothers and we can't run away from each other. I owe him and Nigerians good counseling ...Whether he and his family listens to me or not, I will continue counseling him as I have always done in the past. What we need most is a peaceful and secured society," he added.