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Nnamdi Kanu: FG Gives More Update Concerning His Arrest

The Nigerian government has disclosed that the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested following collaborations with some countries and intelligence agencies. 

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed,disclosed this in Abuja on Thursday, July 1, as he commended the professionalism of security agencies that arrested Kanu even though he failed to mention names of agencies or countries involved.

He said: “Finally, there have been speculations on how this re-arrest was pulled off and in which country the hitherto fugitive leader of the proscribed IPOB was nabbed. 

“What we can tell you, once again, is that the re-arrest was made possible by the diligent efforts of our security and intelligence agencies, in collaboration with countries with which we have obligations. We continue to respect and honour the obligations.” According to The Punch, Mohammed explained that many security agencies and intelligence agencies worked for over two years to arrest Kanu. 

The IPOB leader, is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, among others. He jumped bail in 2017 and left the country. 

On Tuesday, June 29, 2021 he was re-arraigned in court and ordered to be remanded in the custody of the DSS, while the case was adjourned till July 26-27, 2021.

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