The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been re-arrested and brought back to Nigeria to face his trial.
Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, disclosed this on Tuesday at a joint press briefing with the State Security Service (SSS) in Abuja.
Malami said that international collaborative efforts with security agencies led to his arrest and repatriation to Nigeria.
Kanu and his co-defendant are facing treasonable felony charges at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
The IPOB’s leader has been held at Kuje prison in Abuja since his arrest in October 2015 on charges of criminal conspiracy and belonging to an illegal society.
He fled the country in September 2017 after an invasion of his home by the military in Afara-Ukwu, near Umuahia, Abia State.
The Nigerian government obtained a court order on September 20, 2017, to designate IPOB a terrorist group and to proscribe it.