The proscribed Indigenous Folks of Biafra, IPOB, says it’ll begin a “complete lockdown” of the South-East if Nnamdi Kanu, its chief, shouldn’t be produced for his subsequent courtroom look slated for 7 October 2021.
Kanu is dealing with costs bordering on treasonable felony introduced towards him by the federal authorities over his marketing campaign for the Republic of Biafra.
He was launched in April 2017 on well being grounds however jumped bail after flouting a few of the circumstances given to him by the courtroom
Kanu was re-arraigned earlier than Binta Nyako of the federal excessive courtroom in Abuja on June 29 after being intercepted and extradited to Nigeria.
The trial was adjourned until October 7 owing to the failure of the federal authorities, the Legal professional-Basic of the Federation, and the Nigerian Military to seem in courtroom on Tuesday.
However in an announcement issued on Wednesday by Emma Highly effective, IPOB media and publicity secretary, the overall lockdown will take impact on October 7.
“If the federal authorities refuses to deliver him (Nnamdi Kanu) to courtroom in his subsequent courtroom look on October 7, 2021, your entire Biafra land shall be on complete lock down for one month. The federal authorities will know that they can not take us as a right anymore.
“Our peaceable disposition as a individuals shouldn’t be misconstrued as weak point. Nigeria can’t incarcerate our chief illegally and anticipate issues to be regular once more.
If by October 7, Kanu shouldn’t be delivered to courtroom, Nigeria will know that Kanu instructions the unflinching loyalty of over 60 million Biafrans residence and in Diaspora,” the assertion partly learn.