Days after the Nigerian government filed a seven-count amended charge against the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, a list of his acts of terrorism has been revealed.
Comprehensive detail of killings and destruction caused by the embattled leader which prompted the felony charges against him was compiled by the committee inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the committee, a series of attacks were carried out by members of the IPOB/ESN between October 2020 and June 2021.
Nnamdi Kanu's crimes
Here are all the attacks the leader of proscribed IPOB caused according to Daily Nigerian:
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1. Acting on the instigating directives of Kanu, IPOB members and #EndSARS protesters attacked and killed many security agents, destroyed several public and private properties across the country.
2. On October 21, 2020, Kanu through an online call-in radio programme (Radio Biafra), further instigated IPOB members to burn down all police stations and kill government security forces, which was carried out and security personnel (especially police officers) were killed.
3. One hundred and seventy-five security personnel comprising of 128 policemen, 37 military personnel and 10 other security operatives were killed by IPOB/ESN.
4. Killing of prominent Nigerians.
5. As a consequence of Kanu’s broadcasts, there were 19 attacks on INEC facilities that resulted in the destruction of offices as well as burning of 18 INEC logistical vehicles, several election materials, equipment and ICT gadgets in Abia, Akwa-Ibom, Anambra, Cross River, Enugu, Ebonyi and Imo states.
6. One hundred and sixty-four police stations and formations were attacked by IPOB/ESN leading to the death of 128 policemen; 144 injured while 628 vehicles were destroyed.
7. Three hundred and ninety-six firearms and 17,738 ammunition were carted away during IPOB/ESN attacks.
8. Three IPOB/ESN attacks on Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS).
9. The headquarters of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS), Umuahia, Abia state was also attacked by IPOB/ESN leading to the death of an officer.
10. Several IPOB/ESN attacks and destruction (arson) of public and private properties during the EndSARS and Biafra agitations across the country, especially in the southeast and south-south regions.
Nnamdi Kanu reacts to 7-count charge of terrorism
Recall that the federal government recently amended the charges against him raising them to seven counts.
The court session commenced at 10am on Thursday, October 21. When the charges were read to him, the IPOB leader pleaded not guilty.