Tension in Abuja, masked security operatives take over court premises as Nnamdi Kanu’s trial begins


Trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu regarding the treasonable felony charge preferred against him by the federal government will commence on Monday.

Ahead of the trial to be held at the federal high court in Abuja, there is growing tension moment after a security alert was issued especially those whose offices are located with Central Business District and Maitama.

A trending message making on Sunday reads, “NB Security FCT: All roads leading to the Federal H/Court, Central Area, will be blocked tomorow 26/07/21. This follows the commencement of the trial of proscribed IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu.  Employees are advised to seek alternative routes, exercise caution.”

Blueprint reports that rhe security operatives who are on ground around the court premises have been stationed amidst threat by IPOB members that they would besiege the court as the trial begins.

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, had earlier warned members of the IPOB not to show up at the Court hearing on Monday.

The IPOB leader is standing trial before the Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.
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