Orji Uzor Kalu, Senate Chief Whip on Monday paid a visit to the detained leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu who is in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS).
This was contained in a statement released by Kalu via his official Facebook page.
According to Kalu, Kanu was in good health.
He said that even though Kanu’s ideology and his are poles apart, he will continue to counsel him as a brother.
In a post on his verified Facebook page, according to a statement by his aide, Kenneth Cole, in Abuja, Kalu said: “This afternoon, I visited my brother, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu in DSS custody, Abuja.
“I met him in good health and care and we discussed ‘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 (sic) back home and I encouraged him to consider the consequences of certain actions and utterances for the sake of the same people.
“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.