Nnamdi Kanu, the head of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, was first taken into custody by the federal government on June 19, 2021.

When Kanu was detained, he was in Kenya. He later traveled back to Nigeria to continue his trial.

Kanu’s special counsel, Aloy Ejimakor, tweeted on Sunday that he was calling for the detained IPOB leader to be released.

He tweeted,

“It so happened that on June 19, 2021, a remarkable rendition was committed. Because it was such an exceptional wickedness, it was a day that will go down in history.

“It violated the law. A political mistake was made. It must also be undone. Stop the injustice and release Nnamdi Kanu.

However, his family has expressed their sadness that the IPOB leader is spending Father’s Day 2022 in a DSS cell in Abuja.

Emma Kanu, his younger sibling, stated: “I am depressed now. One year has passed since he was taken hostage and brought to Nigeria.