The federal government has arrested the head of the IPOB of the banned indigenous peoples of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, revealed it to the press today, June 29. Kanu was arrested in the UK and extradited to Abuja.
According to Malami, Kanu’s arrest follows a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol. He further revealed that Kanu would be brought before the Federal Supreme Court in Abuja for a new trial on charges related to terrorism, delinquency, illegal possession of weapons, and criminal management of an illegal company.
Kanu was released on bail in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped the bail after spelling out some of the conditions the court had placed on him. He has been on the run ever since. Judge Binta Nyako, who released him on bail for ill health, subsequently revoked him on March 28, 2019, and issued an arrest warrant for him in any part of the country.