The Biafra Post | October 18, 2017

The court trial of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra took a decisive turn yesterday when Justice Binta Nayko beat every expectation to categorically demand the whereabouts of Nnamdi Kanu from his sureties. One of the sureties had quickly pleaded the court to remove him as a surety which the court refused.

While enjoying the bail given to him by the court and despite having made it clear that he would storm Abuja high court with two million Biafrans prior to the adjourned date; the Nigerian army carelessly invaded the home of Nnamdi Kanu even without any court order and since the invasion, the whereabouts of the Biafran leader is still unknown.

The lawyer and spokesman of Indigenous people of Biafra had provided a footage showing Nigerian army invading the home of Nnamdi Kanu. After initial denial; the Nigerian defence minister finally admitted to the invasion of Nnamdi Kanu’s house. Political and legal analysts had opined that the move is pre-judicial and will have direct effect to the matter hence it was still before a competent court.

Indigenous People of Biafra had claimed that their leader was arrested on the day of the invasion while some feared he might have been killed by the Nigerian army. The lawyer to Nnamdi Kanu had said his client phoned him on the day of the invasion and was right inside his bedroom until soldiers broke in and afterwards lost communication with him. Up to date he has not heard from his client and video evidence showed over 28 people were killed including a dog during the invasion.

On the adjourned date; Justice Binta Nyako refused to give heed to the application citing the gross violation of judicial process by the military and subsequent plea for the military to provide Nnamdi Kanu. She feigned ignorance in what could be described as deliberate or premeditated arrangement with the military and further demanded the sureties of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu to provide him. The defense counsel was left in awe of how they should provide a client that was lost to the military. Justice Binta Nyako categorically stated that she has no business with the military but Nnamdi Kanu’s sureties.

Back home in the South; the people of Biafra have begun to see the move made by the trial judge as an effort to frustrate the people that identified with IPOB. They have threatened confrontations to make sure that their leader’s disappearance is explained by the military.

The above narrative is a clear indication that justice cannot be gotten from the Nigerian establishment who has chosen to use everything it has to terminate IPOB. The train is moving the direction of shifting the battle to prominent men of the South and this will cast fear on any future deal with IPOB. The federal government might be trying to teach others lesson with the sureties of Nnamdi Kanu if not found or provided. On the other hand; it could be the government holding him to get at people they feel needs to be taught a lesson for associating with IPOB.

The train is moving at the speed political resolution will no longer be viable and neither can dialogue play any role except frustrating or severing the people of Biafra into defeat. The people of Biafra have also shown a rare determination with the slogan Biafra or death. The federal government has hijacked the hope of the common man which is the judiciary and judicial resolution of the matter will forever remain biased and IPOB not likely to take it and as expected lead to change of strategy which might mark the beginning of the second war that would divide Nigeria.

The matter is taking a dangerous turn; the government is hell bent on its new found strategy of extreme measure while IPOB has sustained peaceful and civil approach. From every indication; the people of Biafra have been neglected and pushed to the wall but the idea of sticking on this wall will definitely lead to submission.

Authored by Ifeanyi Chijioke - TBP

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