Breaking: IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Rearrested, Extradited To Nigeria
Federal Government has on Tuesday, June 29 announced the arrest and extradition of Nnamdi Kanu, wanted leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of Federation, made this known at a joint press briefing on Tuesday with State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja.
He disclosed that international collaborative efforts with security agencies led to Mr Kanu’s arrest and repatriation to Nigeria.
The AGF added that the IPOB leader was arrested on Sunday and extradited to Nigeria after fleeing in 217 would be arraigned in court on charges of seeking secession from Nigeria.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him at the federal high court in Abuja in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.
He was granted bail in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.
Kanu fled the country in September 2017 after an invasion of his home by the military in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State and resurfaced in Jerusalem.
IPOB was later declared a terrorist group by the defence headquarters and court after the south-east governors proscribed it.
Despite the court’s insistence on his appearance, the IPOB leader remained abroad, and once said he jumped bail to pursue the cause of Biafra.
He had during a broadcast in the past said;
Their problem is Nnamdi Kanu and the solution to their problem is referendum. They gave me conditional bail to cage me and IPOB but I refused.
Owing to his absence in court, Binta Nyako, the judge who granted him bail, revoked it and ordered that he should be arrested.
Kanu, however, dismissed the arrest warrant issued against him and vowed to remain abroad to continue agitating for Biafra.
In Kanu’s absence, IPOB went underground and mobilised resources to launch a militant named Eastern Security Network (ESN).
The emergence of ESN coincided with a spike in attacks against security and government infrastructure in the south-east.
More details to come.