November 30 2020 | Radio Biafra
The leader of the freedom-fighting group, Indigenous People Of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested by Nigerian government on 15th October 2015 on some baseless charges. He was released on bail after 18 months in detention on strenuous bail conditions.
Kanu was to appear in court on 17th October 2017 but on 14th September 2017, the Nigerian army acting on the orders of Abba Kyari, the then chief of staff to the president, invaded his house with the sole aim of killing him.
28 men died resisting that assassination attempt, with a lot more sustaining grave injuries, and many still abducted. The target, Kanu, however escaped the assassination attack but with life-threatening injuries.
Despite the overwhelming evidence and the gross consequence of the senseless action of the Nigerian military, the Supreme Court ruling on the charges of Kanu, failed to question the military over the attempted assassination of a man standing trial.
In their duplicity, the judges ruled against Kanu and even revoked his bail. What a regressive approach to judgment!
Source: The Biafra Times
Chibuike John Nebeokike
For: Radio Biafra Media