US News Nigeria: Opening of the Trial of Nnamdi Kanu, Leader Pro-Biafra

07:30  21 october  2021
07:30  21 october  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Nnamdi Okwu Kanu (born 25 September 1967) is a British Nigerian Biafra political activist. He is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)

The pro - Biafra activist will on Thursday appear before Justice Binta Nyako of the federal high court, Abuja, to face charges on terrorism, insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and others. Recall that the DSS had failed to bring Nnamdi Kanu to court on July 26, citing logistics reasons. But speaking in a press conference on Wednesday, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, warned that failure to bring Kanu to court may fuel protests in the southeast. According to the lawyer, Nnamdi Kanu ’s legal team would not condone any attack, harassment or molestation of the IPOB’s supporters. He stated that if the Biafran agaitator is

Le leader indépendantiste biafrais Nnamdi Kanu, détenu depuis octobre, est jugé au pénal devant la Haute Cour d'Abuja. Photo de Nnamdi Kanu, le 20 janvier 2016. © Reuters / Afolabi Sotunde The Leader Independence Biafrais Nnamdi Kanu, owned since October, is judged to the penal in front of the High Court of Abuja. Photo of Nnamdi Kanu, January 20, 2016.

The trial of the independentist leader Nnamdi Kanu opens Thursday, October 21 in Abuja. He was arrested at the end of June in Kenya and was brought back to Nigeria where he was incarcerated. Nnamdi Kanu had flee the country in 2017 after an attack of the security forces against his house. His trial, initially scheduled for July 26, had been adjourned, in the absence of the accused. Nigerian security services had evoked "logistical difficulties".

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Reports say the expected commencement of Nnamdi Kanu 's trial on Thursday, October 21 has triggered tension in the southeast. Soldiers have also been deployed in the region to ensure lives and property are safe ahead of the trial . Interestingly, another pro - Biafra group, MASSOB, has thrown its weight behind Kanu It said Kanu ’s absence in court would bring devastating destruction to Nigeria and may fuel rumours that he has been killed in the detention of the Department of State Services (DSS). The group’s leader , Uchenna Madu, in a statement, on Tuesday, October 19 said MASSOB is

Nnamdi Kanu , leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a group which has been demanding secession of southeast Nigeria , a territory formerly known as Biafra, did not show up as his case resumed at the Federal High Court in Nigeria 's capital, Abuja. His absence has raised concerns among his ardent supporters who The home of the 50-year-old pro - Biafra leader was reportedly invaded by soldiers on September 14. "Since that time I have not heard from him. I cannot tell whether he is alive or dead," Ejiofor said. Two weeks after Kanu 's disappearance, a Reuters team reported that it had seen

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Defense lawyers warned security services Nigerians Wednesday, October 20, on the eve of the opening of the trial: This time, these are summoned to present Nnamdi Kanu in front of the Federal High Court of Abuja.

The trial for "terrorism" of the head of the native peoples of the Biafra (IPOB), of the name of the former secessionist state in the late 1960s , promises to be perilous, in a context still very tense in the Southeast of Nigeria. The federal government recently announced the deployment of more than 30,000 police officers and eight helicopters in the State of Anambra, where partial elections must be held on November 6.

officially, it is a question of securing the polling stations, while the premises of the Nigerian Electoral Commission have been systematically targeted by IPOB's attacks in recent months. But the Biafrais Independent Movement denounces a central power strategy for militarizing the region and continue its members.

Two weeks ago, an actor of Nollywood was arrested in the streets of the state of the state of Anambra and interrogated at length by the security services because he wore a coat in the colors of the biafrais flag.

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About 90,000 art objects from African countries are located in French museums, now 26 of them are returned to Benin. France's President Emmanuel Macron spoke on Wednesday from a "extraordinarily moving" moment when he sealed the return in a solemn ceremony in the Paris Museum Quai Branly. For some, it is a "farewell ceremony", which would be more likely to be of a "reunion".

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