Kanu is expected to appear before Justice Binta Nyako-led Federal High Court sitting in Abuja today (Thursday), provided the Department of State Services, DSS, produces him in court.The IPOB leader was rearrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria in July to continue his trial. Kanu was first arrested and prosecuted in 2017 by the Nigerian government for agitating for Biafra. He was released the same year by Justice Nyako, but he jumped bail and left for the United Kingdom, UK.
Ahead of the trial, the UK government had issued a travel advisory to its citizens against travelling to the Southeast over what it termed “heightened security presence.”In the advisory, the government predicted the possibility of a crisis in the region as a result of the resumed trial.
The UK government pointed out the increasing protests and killings followed by the sit-at-home order as the reasons its citizens should apply constraints in travelling to the Southeast.Following the rearrest of Kanu, the Southeast had witnessed increased insecurity which linked to IPOB and the Eastern Security Network, ESN. But the separatist group had on several occasions denied being responsible for the menace. headtopics.com
A self-acclaimed disciple of Kanu, Simon Ekpa, warned of a possible revolution from the Southeast due to the handling of Kanu’s trial.Ekpa warned the Nigerian government that the handling of Kanu’s trial may lead to a “ruthless and destructive revolution.”
In a tweet, Ekpa wrote: “How you handle Mazi Nnamdi Kanu on 21.10.2021 will determine the future of terrorists controlled Nig, before its disintegration. The outcome of the court, whether the trial holds or not, will determine how the coming revolution will be, whether ruthless or destructive revolution.”
Similarly, the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), warned of the possibility of civil disobedience and total economic and social lockdown against the Nigeria state over Kanu’s matter.MASSOB’s leader, Comrade Uchenna Madu, said failure to produce Kanu physically in court on Thursday would prove that the IPOB leader has been killed in DSS detention; and this could spell doom.
A Twitter user noted that palpable tension is in the air in Abia State ahead of the trial.“You can sense fear in Abia and the Southeast ahead of Onyendu’s trial. Anything can happen tomorrow, I’m sure the entire Southeast would be locked down. The fear of what may happen is very serious,” Uchechukwu tweeted. headtopics.com
However, Emma Powerful, an acclaimed spokesman of IPOB, downplayed the possibility of the Southeast experiencing a crisis due to Kanu’s trial.Speaking with DAILY POST, Powerful expressed hope, saying there would be no crisis across the Southeast.According to Powerful: “IPOB issued an order of sit-at-home on the day Kanu will be in court in Abuja, no other sit-at-home for now and our people will comply in solidarity with our leader and the Biafra struggle.
“They have been doing that for a long time without molestation and force. They are doing it out of love for Nnamdi Kanu and support for the struggle for Biafra freedom and we are not foreseeing any violence anywhere in Biafra land because our people love Biafra and Biafra loves them, unless Nigerian government and security agents device a means to kill our people and tag them IPOB.
“Everybody has seen such acts on the side of Nigeria and because they don’t know what to do to IPOB, they resort to killing innocent Biafran and blame that on IPOB. Before now, you know how Nigeria security agents were killing innocent citizens under the guise that they were killing IPOB members and ESN. There will be no crisis; we believe that.”Read more: Daily Post Nigeria »
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It should be tension in Aso Rock not south east because we were at home enjoying our meal and watching television while few went in solidaritry to our leader so where is the tension ? which tension in South_east na Nigeria is in tension now There is no tension anywhere the innocent mazi Nnamdi kanu will be free
Bastard Fulani Media . Una go chop Una breakfast soon . The food go soon ready . Una go bellefull. There is no tension in SE, everywhere is calm and there is total peace. JoeyWilsom People are at home peacefully and you're here posting a deceptive headline Release MNK today or this animal country will go down immediately we are ready
Na lie oh No tension dey here oh Nothing like tension we know a day like this will come so we are fully prepared for it..is only terrorist Fulani people and Eastern politician's that is under tension For the sake of those that will wake up tomorrow to write grammar. Remember today that Nnamdi kanu was supposed to be brought to court on the first schedule, Nig govt didn't And today Again, if they don't, remember to start the story from the beginning. freennamdikanu
High tension ko…. We’re sitting at home oga get your stupid headline right
Release Nnamdi Kanu, de-proscribe IPOB, de-escalate military in Southeast – Traditional rulers tell BuhariTraditional rulers of the South East States, under the platform of the South East Council of Traditional Rulers, have urged President Muhammadu Buhari to It is not buhari that proscribe IPOB it is the 5 useless southeast governors and ohanaeze ndi oshi that proscribe IPOB then the person in aso rock now tag IPOB terrorist Southeast traditional rulers tried but the Zoo masked president crudity and timidity will act as he wish and we will resist him as we wish. I care not to be called whatever proscribed name. Tell the contraption to increase the proscription if they like, we are focused . D silent majority of the south east tribes do not like the enforced activities of the Africa diaspora ethnic extremist, but their scared traditional leaders who are likely target of deaths by the extremist are playing the soft role, to save their lives and those of their family
Mazi Nnamdi Kanu winner of the global freedom of thought and expression. There's no tension in the East except the politicians are the one who are afraid of the outcome. We are ready of what we shall see. It's either Biafra or Biafra nothing less there's no tension or fear in the south east report what is real stop making tweets that are unreal .
Lame journalism! Do better What tension and fear are you talking about? There's nothing like tension, brown envelope channel There is no reason 4 concern , the Africa diaspora ethnic extremist leader is the cause of the social unrest in the south east, as the militia created by him have decided to terrorized the people of the south east, destroying their businesses in protest for his release
chideraa438 There's nothing like tension in the southeast. Everybody here is indoors and excited that our hero Mazi Nnamdi Kanu and his lawyers will disgrace our enemies today. If there's anything like fear and tension, such would be found in the midst of our enemies. FreeMaziNnamdiKanuNow Dialogue and agreement is the only solution to every problem
Tension in Aso Rock ..... Who created the tension? Ofcos FG ,u kidnapp the peoples voice and u feel there won’t be consequences. we IPOB don't look for trouble but if dare us we follow you up There is no tension in south east but tension in British Nigeria because if you don't do the needful according to the law then you are asking for our trouble and will get it !
Leave Southeast alone. There's no tension in SE. They just killed 300 people in Sokoto but you're still fixated on SE. Zoo media! Which tension when people were staying indoors. chideraa438 The battle line has been drawn. EndNigeriaNowToSaveLives FreeNnamdiKanuNow Zoo gutter media Fake news
Biafra: Afenifere knocks FG over amended charges against Nnamdi Kanu, double standardThe pan Yoruba socio-political organization, Afenifere, on Wednesday, described the amended charges against the embattled leader of the Buhari was a hard core terrorists before he died FreeNnamdiKanuNow Truth is Igbo,Hausa,Yoruba open ur brains,be wise.fulani are only tribe hiding under judiciary arresting,detaining,persecuting other peaceful tribe in Nigeria yet fulani forgot to arrest AbbaKyari,Magu,Saraki,gumi,El rufai,N600BN feeding fraudster.All has been accused,no arrest. Nigerian government has no case against Nnamdi Kanu. Simple!
REVEALED: Details Of Amended Charge Filed By Nigerian Government Against IPOB Leader, Nnamdi Kanu Ahead Of Thursday Trial | Sahara ReportersThe amended charge, which was filed by the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, borders on treasonable felony and Kanu’s alleged involvement in acts of terrorism. 🤣small charges we will still win Charges now become amended bcos the former is a mere fabrication.. Am so sorry that some lawyers don't know the meaning of freedom fighter and terrorist act,it sounds so shameful that someone that claim to be a lawyer wrote that thing like drop out in my village park,even illiterate like me can't write this trash,
Nnamdi Kanu To Stand Trial For Calling Buhari ‘Idiot, Paedophile, Terrorist’ – Lawless Department Of State Services Reveals Seven-Count Charge Against IPOB Leader | Sahara ReportersThe fresh charges border on treasonable felony and terrorism following the pending charges he was facing since 2016. Why didn't they add dead claims, he said that the man in aso rock is not the real buhari. He also said Buhari is dead, why is it not among the charges? Just bring him to court to face the law, that's all we're interested in not this calumny trial A primary school pupil who knows how to debate can Win this case, it's obviously he has no case to answer rather Nig. Govt committed Kidnapp/extra ordinary rendition against MNK, They also commit murder by killing his 28men& also abduct his parents which leads to their death
Non-Appearance Of Nnamdi Kanu In Court Tomorrow Will Escalate Protest – IPOB Leader’s Lawyer Warns Nigerian Government | Sahara ReportersThe lead counsel to the IPOB leader added that he and his team would not condone any form of harassment, molestation or threat by the security operatives against Kanu's supporters. FreeNnamdiKanuNow BiafraExit OduduwaExit EndNigeriaNowToSaveLives EndSARSMemorial AfricaNtonalist You're not looking at the roots of the problems, bad leadership/Buhari is the roots of bloodshed in the east and all around Nigeria. When his fulani kinsmen were armed, when his kinsmen formed bandits, when he sectionalized nig to favor his people.