- The level of security around the Federal High Court in Abuja is obviously and understandably high on Monday, July 26
- It is the day for the resumed trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
- The entire premises and beyond is full of operatives of the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) who did not allow the presence of IPOB members in the court
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Abuja - Members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) were chased from the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, July 26, by police officers.
The IPOB members stormed the court in order to monitor the proceedings of Nnamdi Kanu's trial which resumed on Monday morning, Daily Trust reports.
Security agents were left with no other option than to send away the loyalists of the proscribed southeast group when they started increasing in number in front of the court.
Tight security as trial of IPOB leader resumes in Abuja
Earlier, emerging reports indicated that security operatives had been deployed to the premises of the Federal High Court in Abuja ahead of the arraignment of Kanu on Monday.
The court’s management said it was working closely with relevant security agencies to avert likely security breaches during the trial.
The possible large turnout of IPOB followers and other spectators has prompted officials of the Department of State Services (DSS) and police operatives to man strategic locations in and around the court’s premises.
The coverage of the proceedings has been restricted to few media houses as part of the security measures put in place by the management of the Federal High Court in Abuja and DSS.
Kanu is facing an 11-count charge of treason, treasonable felony, terrorism, and illegal possession of firearms, among others.
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Recall that Senator Enyinaya Abaribe had said he would agree to stand as surety for Kanu again should the need arise.
The Senate minority leader made the statement on Wednesday, July 21, during a recent interview.