Like Nnamdi Kanu, Biafra Indigenous People’s Leader (IPOB) goes to court today (Monday), supporters of the banned group show solidarity with the Abia-born political activist.
Remember Kanu was arrested again in Kenya in June and extradited to Nigeria to stand trial for alleged treason.
Abubakar Malami, Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) of Nigeria, had said the IPOB leader had been “intercepted by the joint efforts of Nigerian intelligence and security services”.
Binta Nyako, the judge presiding over Kanu’s case, had ordered that he keep him in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) pending the continuation of his trial.
Kanu was initially arrested on October 14, 2015, on an 11 count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonous crime, running an illegitimate society, publishing defamatory, among others. He had fled Nigeria for security reasons.
He is accused of subversive activities, including inciting violence through television, radio, and online broadcasts against Nigeria and the Nigerian state and institutions.
Kanu is also accused of inciting violence, especially in southeastern Nigeria, which has resulted in the loss of life and property of civilians, military personnel, paramilitaries, police forces, and the destruction of civilian institutions and symbols of authorities.
Check out some tweets from pro-Biafra elements about Nnamdi Kanu below:
I support Nnamdi Kanu.#FreeNnamdiKanuNow
— Anambra 1st son? (@UchePOkoye) July 26, 2021
– APPEAR (@ PRECIOUSCHUKWU3) July 26, 2021
For those of us who can’t make it to court, I urge all of us to keep the Tweeter on FIRE with the hash tag #FreeNnamdiKanuNow #FreeNnamdiKanuNow #FreeNnamdiKanuNow #FreeNnamdiKanuNow #FreeNnamdiKanuNow #FreeNnamdiKanuNow @uche_enna @simon_ekpa @real_IpobDOS pic.twitter.com/usOCoSTT6j
— @lolo ifunanya (@ FELIXPARKEROWO1) July 26, 2021
– Kal Afrorock (@kalafrorock) July 26, 2021
At the time of publishing this report, Nnamdi Kanu is trending in Nigeria, on Twitter, with over 67,000 tweets.