The fugitive leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been re-arrested and returned to Nigeria for trial, Nigeria’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, announced on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the minister and the State Security Service (SSS), collaborations with international agencies led to the arrest of Mr Kanu. He and his co-defendant face treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja. He is also charged for evading arrest and inciting violence.
Mr Kanu was on bail when he fled the country in 2017. However, he resurfaced in Israel about a year later. He had also been very active on social media and the outlawed pirate radio station – Radio Biafra – where he gave directives to his lieutenants in the restive south-eastern states and beyond.