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What You Should Know About Nnamdi Kanu’s Rearrest & Remand in DSS Custody



On Tuesday, the federal government announced that leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been re-arrested and extradited to Nigeria to face trial.

Premium Times reports that this was made know by Abubakar Malami, Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federal during a joint press briefing on Tuesday with the Department of State Security (DSS).

According to ThisDay, Kanu was said to have been arrested on Sunday, adding that there was no statement on where he was arrested.

Kanu was brought before Justice Binta Nyako of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday who ordered his remand in the custody of the Department of State services (DSS) following an application by federal government’s lawyer, Shuaibu labaran.

Kanu went into hiding in 2017 following the invasion of his home by the military. This was months after he was granted bail while being tried for treasonable felony. He was thereafter declared wanted by the federal government.

ThisDay reports that apart from jumping bail, the federal government is also holding Kanu responsible for recent acts of violence in the Southeast.


  1. housePainters

    June 29, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Next arrests: myetti fulani lunatics, Shekau,ISWAP bandits – altogether, in fairness to plunder, robbery, rape, ransom, and unlucky victims everywhere!

  2. Adetunji

    June 29, 2021 at 10:09 pm

    they don catch this yeye man at last… IPOB Criminal

  3. Egochukwu Eze

    June 30, 2021 at 4:11 am

    Misplaced priorities, they have Boko Haram, robbers, ritualists and armed kidnappers ravaging the country and all they care about is one man on social media. Nnamdi Kanu is not among the terrorist jihadist that are raping our women and abducting our children? What have they done about the Jihadist kidnappers and Boko Haram armed men abducting school children every other week?

    Besides, Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest does not solve anything. Biafra is not a one-man issue. The blessed people of Biafra want to separate from the gutter named Nigeria, simple. We call for a Biafran Referendum. Nigeria is a failed State, we have nothing in common with Muslim northerners, they hate us Christian southerners & we can’t stand them. Let’s go our separate ways!

  4. Pollock's Piece

    July 2, 2021 at 12:19 pm

    That report Malami gave in Hausa is a disservice to all tropes about a congruous one Nigeria. Moreover, while I’m inclined to believe these reports given it’s coming from the authorities, I’m not deaf to its dead-tone vague references (no tangible bits). But then, it might be a tactics.
    FG might’ve tried a more conciliatory tone to the reports of Nnamdi’s arrest through a parallel man-hunt for the terrorist hordes in the North. Those who kidnapped students in Buhari’s own Daura. ALL insurrectionists should be nipped, ainit?
    P/S: Kanu is not allowed access to a lawyer despite the pro-democracy veneer to his arrest, which conversely makes him out as abused in the hands of whoever-is-holding him.

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