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IPOB promises to shut southeast for one month if Kanu is not presented in court

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened it will begin a “total lockdown” of the southeast if its leader, Nnamdi Kanu is not produced for his next court appearance.

Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony brought against him by the federal government over his campaign for the Republic of Biafra.

He has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since he was arrested three months ago,

He is scheduled to appear in court on October 21, 2021.

But in a statement issued on Wednesday, Emma Powerful, IPOB media and publicity secretary, alleged that the government plans not to present Kanu at the court.

“If the federal government refuses to bring him (Nnamdi Kanu) to court in his next court appearance on October 21, 2021, the entire Biafra land will be on total lock down for one month. The federal government will know that they cannot take us for granted any more,” Powerful warned in the statement.

“Our peaceful disposition as a people should not be misconstrued as weakness. Nigeria cannot incarcerate our leader illegally and expect things to be normal again. If by October 21, Kanu is not brought to court, Nigeria will know that Kanu commands the unflinching loyalty of over 60 million Biafrans home and in Diaspora.”

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