Mazi Nnamdi kanu, from the Eastern part of Nigeria, the leader of the Indigenous people of Biafra, Commander of Eastern Security Network, was arrested by the UK government and brought back to Nigeria to face trial for terrorism, Nigeria’s Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, said in a press conference Tuesday.
The British Government has said it would provide consular assistance for the arrested leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu. The British High commission revealed that they have no hand in Mr Mazi Nnamdi kanu rearrest. This was disclosed yesterday by the Head of Communications, British High Commission in Nigeria, Dean Hurlock
Kanu was initially arrested on 14th October, 2015 on an 11 count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others, Malami said.
Mr Mazi Nnamdi kanu went missing when he failed to appear in court in 2015 and since then no one knew his whereabout, Officials did not disclose where he was apprehended.
On Sunday 27thof Jun Mr Mazi Nnamdi kanu was rearrested, he was accused of engaging in subversive activities that include inciting violence through television, radio and online broadcasts against Nigeria and Nigerian State and institutions.
Nnamdi Kanu was also accused of instigating violence, especially in the Southeastern Nigeria, which resulted in the loss of lives and property of civilians, military, para military, police forces and destruction of civil institutions and symbols of authorities,