The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been arrested by the federal government of Nigeria and returned to the country to face trial. This was revealed by the Minister of Justice and the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami at a press briefing with the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja on Tuesday in which he stated that the IPOB Leader was re-arrested and returned to Nigeria on Sunday. According to Mr. Malami,
“Nnamdi Kanu was arrested on Sunday, through collaborative efforts of Nigerian Intelligence and Security Services.”
In 2015, Mr. Kanu was charged with criminal conspiracy, intimidation and membership of an illegal organization. He was later released after spending more than nineteen (19) months without trial on treason charges. He then left the country after his home in Abia State was raided by soldiers in 2017.