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IPOB threatens to shut down Nigeria over Kanu, alleges bias in trial


The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to shut down Nigeria’s economy over the alleged biased handling of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu’s trial by the Federal Government.

The group also did not spare the trial judge, Justice Binta Nyako, on the matter.

In a statement titled: “We will cripple Nigeria if the Federal Government thinks it can use Justice Binta Nyako to keep our leader in perpetual detention without trial,” and issued on Friday by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, IPOB condemned the manner some of Kanu’s lawyers were denied entry into the courtroom by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) at the resumption of his trial last Wednesday.

IPOB also alleged that the judiciary was being used by the Nigerian government to keep Kanu perpetually in detention without trial.

The statement read: “We the global movement and family of the Indigenous People of Biafra, unequivocally condemn the attitude of Justice Binta Nyako over the way she is handling the case of our leader, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, before her court.

“We are most shocked at her obvious prejudice and bias during the last court proceedings which resulted in her whimsical adjournment of the case to January 19 and 20, 2022. Continue Reading


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