Some members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have been arrested as they attempted to gain access to the Federal High Court, Abuja, where the group’s leader, Nnamdi Kanu, is being tried.
The IPOB members, some of them wearing Jewish apparel, were chanting slogans in support of Kanu and demanding his freedom when the police swooped on them, according to TheCable.
The report stated that there was commotion as the police tried to disperse members of the group, with some of them subsequently arrested, while others fled.
Kanu, who jumped bail in 2017, was re-arrested and subsequently repatriated to Nigeria on 27 June “through the collaborative efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services”, according to Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation.
He is facing 11 charges bordering on treason, treasonable felony, terrorism and illegal possession of firearms among others.
He was re-arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on 29 June and ordered to be remanded in the custody of the DSS, while the case was adjourned till July 26 and July 27.