No Room for Mistakes: DSS, Police, Army Surround Court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

No Room for Mistakes: DSS, Police, Army Surround Court in Abuja for Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial

  • There is heavy security at the federal high court in Abuja as the federal government resumes the trial of Nnamdi Kanu
  • According to reports, personnel of the Nigeria police force, Department of State Services and the Army were all on ground
  • Recall that the the President Muhammadu Buhari's administration filed a seven-count amended charge against him

It seems the federal government is not leaving anything to chance as it sends a good number of security operatives to the federal high court in Abuja for the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

The Cable reports that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS), the Nigerian Army and officers of the Nigerian Police Force were seen guarding every entrance to the court and the streets leading to the court building

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DSS, police, army surround court in Abuja for Kanu’s trial
There is heavy security presence at the federal high court in Abuja for the trial of Nnamdi Kanu. Photo: TheCable
Source: UGC

Meanwhile, journalists whose names were not on a prepared list were not allowed near the court premises.

Staff of the court who arrived in buses were made to stand in a queue and were searched before gaining entrance into the premises.

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The federal government recently amended the charges against him.

The IPOB leader will now be re-arraigned on a seven-count charge as against the five counts he was previously answering to, bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.

Southeast monarchs ask Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu

Meanwhile, traditional rulers in the southeast region of Nigeria have asked President Muhammadu Buhari to release Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.

The monarchs specifically told the president to release the separatist leader to them and religious leaders in the region.

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Kanu is currently in the custody of the Department of State Services in the Nigerian capital, Abuja.

Insecurity: Ifeanyi Ubah asks court to grant him permission to visit Nnamdi Kanu

Meanwhile, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah has sought an order of a Federal High Court, Abuja to grant him access to visit Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who is currently at the Department of State Services (DSS) detention.

Speaking to journalists in front of the court after filing the application, Ubah said he made the move in order to find a solution to the security crisis in the southeast region.

Ubah, 50, is the candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the forthcoming Anambra governorship election and the current senator representing Anambra South Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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