The Nigerian Government has amended the seven-count terrorism charge against Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
The amended charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/383/2015, which was entered before the Federal High Court in Abuja, contained all allegations against Kanu that were earlier sustained by the court.
The Federal Government said in a broadcast that Kanu had issued a deadly threat, noting that anyone who flouted IPOB’s sit-at-home order in the South-East should write his or her will.
The Government claimed that in 2018, Kanu severally made broadcasts that incited his members to kill security operatives and families.
It further asserted that between 2018 and 2021, the IPOB leader conducted broadcasts that were heard and received in Nigeria and incited people to kill and hunt down members of the Nigerian security forces and their families, violating Section 1(2)(h) of the 2013 Terrorism Prevention Amendment Act.
It also claimed that Kanu gave orders to IPOB members “to manufacture bombs,” and that between March and April 2015, the defendant “imported into Nigeria and kept a Radio Transmitter known as Tram 50L concealed in a container of used household items which you declared as used household items in Ubulisiuzor in Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, and you thereby committed an offence contrived.”