Breaking News: FG Arrests IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu (photos)

The Nigerian government in collaboration with INTERPOL has arrested the leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu.

The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this to newsmen today, June 29. Nnamdi Kanu was arrested in the UK and extradited to Abuja. 

Nnamdi Kanu had been at large since he was granted bail in 2017 on health grounds.

According to Malami, Kanu’s arrest followed a collaborative effort between security agencies in Nigeria and Interpol.

He further disclosed that Kanu would be taken before the Federal High Court in Abuja for the continuation of his trial on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of firearms, and management of an unlawful society.

Justice Binta Nyako who granted his bail in 2017 on grounds of his ill health later revoked it on March 28, 2019, and issued a Bench warrant for his arrest in any part of the country. 

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