Nnamdi Kanu speaks after rearrest, reveals why he escaped Nigeria

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has opened up on why he escaped from Nigeria.

According to him, his fleeing the country in September 2017 doesn’t amount to him jumping bail.

Kanu, who was brought to court on Tuesday for the continuation of his trial shortly after he was intercepted by security operations, sought the permission of Justice Binta Nyako to address the court and present his side of the story.

He then told the court that his house was unlawfully invaded by security men with his life seriously threatened.

The self-acclaimed Biafran leader further alleged that he would have been killed along with others on the day of the invasion, if not for the wisdom he applied to jump out of the country.

The trial judge, Binta Nyako, ordered the detention of Kanu in the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) at his first court appearance since 2017 on Tuesday.

The judge also granted an accelerated hearing in the trial involving charges of treasonable felony filed against him.

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