Nnamdi Kanu: National Security Council Gives Update on IPOB Leader, Reveals Next Step
- Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), was only discharged but not acquitted
- This is the position of the National Security Council on Friday, October 14, a day after the appeal court thrashed the case of terrorism charges against Kanu
- The minister of police affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, said the federal government is considering the next step to take on the matter
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State House, Abuja - The National Security Council says the leader of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, still has a case to answer.
A Court of Appeal in Abuja had on Thursday, October 13, thrashed the case of terrorism levelled against Kanu by the federal government.
Swiftly reacting to the ruling, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami, said Kanu had not been acquitted as there are other cases against him.
Nnamdi Kanu: National Security Council aligns with Malami
Reacting on Friday, October 14, the National Security Council, which was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, aligned with Malami that the IPOB leader was only discharged but not acquitted.
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The council said the federal government is considering the next step to take on the matter in due course.
The minister of police affairs Maigari Dingyadi, said this while addressing State House correspondents after the Council meeting, The Nation reported.
Dingyadi, who was joined by the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, and the Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, said what would become of the case against Kanu would be decided in the coming days.
“Similarly, the issue of Kanu has also been raised and Council was briefed on the state of things on the matter and it was observed that Kanu was discharged, but he was not acquitted.
“So, government is considering the appropriate action to be taken on the matter and Nigerians will be notified of the position that will finally be taken on the matter in due course,” Dingyadi was quoted as saying.
Nnamdi Kanu: Mike Ozekhome writes Buhari, seeks ‘political solution’
Recall that Mike Ozekhome, the chief counsel to Kanu recently wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari demanding the immediate release of his client.
In the letter dated Monday, October 3, Ozekhome premised his petition on the need to seek a political solution to the travails of the embattled IPOB leader.
The letter, which has in copy Abubakar Malami, the minister of justice, Ozekhome asked the president to direct the AGF to facilitate the release.