Nnamdi Kanu is accused of treason, terrorism, and unlawful firearm ownership – Lai Mohammed
Nnamdi Kanu is accused of treason, terrorism, and unlawful firearm ownership, according to Lai Mohammed. On July 26-27, his case will be heard again in court.
“Our security and intelligence agencies worked diligently in coordination with countries with which we have commitments to make the re-arrest possible,” Information Minister Lai Mohammed told reporters.
“We continue to respect and honor the responsibilities,” he stated, without providing any other information.
Meanwhile, he Nigerian government refused to reveal any specifics about the rearrest of separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu on Thursday, amid rising suspicion about which other countries were involved in his capture.
Kanu, the head of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) organization, had skipped bail and vanished while awaiting trial in 2017, and his whereabouts were unknown until he was handcuffed and brought to court in Abuja on Tuesday.
Kanu’s brother claims he was in Kenya when he was apprehended. The Kenyan interior ministry said it was unaware of the situation, and the Nairobi foreign affairs ministry did not respond to a request for comment.
The circumstances of Kanu’s detention have sparked extensive media speculation in Nigeria, with rumors indicating that Kanu may have visited the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, or Israel recently.
IPOB has stated that Kanu has been “abducted” and that more information will be released later. Authorities’ previous crackdowns against IPOB have resulted in rioting. The Nigerian authorities have been accused by Amnesty International of killing hundreds of separatists, which they deny.
IPOB fights for the independence of a southeastern area that attempted to break away from Nigeria in 1967 under the name Republic of Biafra, resulting in a three-year civil war that killed over a million people, largely from starvation.