Separatist leaders, Nnamdi Kanu and Sunday Igboho are due to appear in court on Monday (today) over secession agitations for their respective regions from Nigeria.
Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) is scheduled to be presented by the Department of State Services (DSS) before Justice Binta Nyako, while Igboho, a Yoruba activist, will appear before Cour d’appeal in Cotonou, Benin Republic.
The IPOB leader, who has been leading a violent struggle for the actualization of the Republic of Biafra, was arrested and extradited to Nigeria from Kenya on June 27, after he fled the country in 2017.
He was ordered to be remanded in DSS’ custody by Nyako after he made a brief appearance in court two days after his extradition, with his trial adjourned to July 26.
Igboho was declared wanted by the DSS, following a raid on his house in the Ibadan area of Oyo State on July 1. Two of his aides were killed, while 11 others were arrested.
The secret police claimed some guns it paraded alongside the activist’s aide in Abuja later that day were found in his home.
Though Igboho escaped during the raid, he was arrested in Benin Republic on July 20, while flying to Germany with his wife.
At its sitting on Friday, Igboho’s second appearance in court over his extradition hearing, the Beninese court asked the federal government to provide evidence against the Yoruba activist today.