An 80 -year-old retired headmistress, Mrs Josephine Okongwu has said that she would demand the release of the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, if she had the opportunity to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mrs Okongwu who narrated her life experiences - from childhood to being displaced by the Nigerian civil war, in an interview with Sunday Punch, said that the South-East used to be a fun filled and peaceable place to live in than it is now. She said that she had just given birth to her third child when the war came, and they had to go back to the farms in the village from the city.
Narrating her ordeal during the war, she said, "War is the worst thing to happen to mankind. The Biafran War was unfortunate, especially for those of us who were in the city. During the war, we returned to the village, and it was a very terrible experience; it is not something to remember. Life was very difficult, especially for the women because the men went into hiding, and the women were the ones responsible for going to the farm and feeding the children, and there were many days we went hungry."
However, speaking up on what she will demand from PMB should she have the opportunity to meet him in person, the 80-year-old said, "I will first demand the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to go and take care of himself and his family. The courts have released the man. I still wonder why the President is still holding him. Kanu is not the problem of the country; he should be set free."
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Source: Punch Newspaper
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