JUST IN! Anxiety In IPOB Leader’s Abia Community
There are uncertainties in Afaraukwu, Abia State country home of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
DAILY POST reports that when the news broke that the Appeal Court had ordered for Kanu’ s release, there was wild celebration in the area. However, the hopes that Kanu would join his kinsmen soon became slim after the Attorney- General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami hinted otherwise.
Recall that Kanu was earlier in October 2015, arraigned by Nigerian authorities on an 11- count charge bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms and improper importation of goods, among others.
He was granted bail in April, 2017, for medical reasons. However, Mr Kanu fled the country after an invasion of his home by the military in Afaraukwu, Umuahia, Abia State.
In 2021, Kanu was rearrested in Kenya and repatriated to Nigeria. He was then re- arraigned.
With his people celebrating his freedom, Malami is saying otherwise, with his assertion that Kanu was only discharged and not acquitted.
Kanu’ s kinsmen from the Ibeku ancient clan in Umuahia North Local Government Area of Abia State are now worried that the Federal Government may not obey the Appeal Court order.