Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has been arrested. It is yet to be confirmed where the grabbing took place, possibly in Cameroon.
He has been extradited to Nigeria to face trial.
Abubakar Malami, attorney-general and minister of justice, confirmed the development at a press briefing on Tuesday.
He said Kanu was “intercepted” on Sunday, but he did not disclose the location.
Emma Powerful, IPOB spokesman, had denied the arrest when TheCable contacted him on Monday evening.
Kanu is facing charges bordering on treasonable felony instituted against him at the federal high court in Abuja in response to years of campaign for the independent Republic of Biafra through IPOB.
He was granted bail in April 2017 for health reasons but skipped bail after flouting some of the conditions given to him by the court.
Kanu’s Last Tweet Before Arrest
NEWS: "ISWAP, Boko Haram Kill Soldiers As Terrorists Overrun Nigerian Army Base". #Zoo— Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (@MaziNnamdiKanu) June 28, 2021
Meanwhile, in Biafraland Nigerian soldiers are busy killing & abducting Biafrans in their homes. COWARDS in uniform. We will continue to defend Biafraland against these terrorists in uniform. pic.twitter.com/ba6TqKT9Pd