The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, says Justice Binta Nyako only agreed to grant him bail as part of an “elaborate ploy with the Nigerian governmen”t to set him up for “assassination.”
Naija News reports that Kanu who resurfaced in Jerusalem, Israel, October 19 2018, after the military invasion of his community in Abia State, southeast Nigeria, in 2017, made this comment in reaction to the court order revoking his bail as well as ordering his arrest.
This online news platform had reported earlier that a Federal High Court presided over by Justice Nyako in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, revoked Kanu’s bail on Thursday and also ordered his immediate arrest.
Reacting to the court order in a tweet, Kanu said Justice Nyako failure to investigate the military invasion of his home is “clear confirmation that she is angry” he “survived the attack”.
The IPOB leader tweeted: “It’s now obvious Justice Binta Nyako only agreed to grant me bail as part of an elaborate ploy with the Nigerian govt to set me up for assassination.
“Her failure to investigate the military invasion of my home is clear confirmation that she is angry I survived the attack,” the secessionist leader added.
Meanwhile, Naija News reports that Kanu is leading a group seeking secession from Nigeria. The group has since been proscribed by the Nigerian government.