President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday told Southeast leaders that the court will determine the fate of pro-separatist leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
He stated this during a meeting with leaders from the region at the New Government House Abakaliki, capital of the State.
Buhari is in Ebonyi for a two-day working visit.
The President was reacting to a demand by leaders of the region who pleaded with him to release Kanu and Igbo other youths in detention across the country.
They said they are in dialogue with dissident groups in the region with a view to bringing them to a round table discussion for return of peace.
But Buhari said he holds the view that Kanu’s matter should be properly adjudicated in the law court.
He expressed concerns over the worsening security situation in the region.
He said a few persons from the region have brainwashed and incited many against the government.