The Nigerian Army has been accused by the Abia State High Court of attempting to terminate the life of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.
Justice Benson Anya in his ruling stated that the Nigerian Army set out as “pythons” to terminate Kanu’s life.
Recall that operatives of the Nigerian Army in 2017 stormed the residence of the IPOB leader in Afaraukwu, Abia State.
Kanu’s residence was invaded after Justice Binta Nyako of an Abuja Federal High Court granted the IPOB leader bail in 2017.
The invasion saw the IPOB leader flee to Europe.
The counsel to Kanu, Aloy Ejimakor, had filed a fundamental human rights suit against the Nigerian government and the Nigerian Army.
The IPOB leader prayed the court to declare the invasion of his residence by the Nigerian government as illegal and an infringement of his fundamental human right.
Justice Anya while ruling on the suit described the action of the Nigerian Army as notorious hence the Nigerian government should tender an apology.
The ruling of the judge was made public on Friday by the counsel to the IPOB on Twitter.
He wrote: “It is the view of this court that the Army set out as pythons to TERMINATE the life of Nnamdi KANU. The military invasion of his home at Afaraukwu Ibeku is so notorious that this Court cannot turn a blind eye to it. He deserves an apology & compensation.”