Biafran Separatist Leader Trial Postponed Again

News reports from Abuja Nigeria say the Federal High Court in the city has adjourned the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the banned Indigenous People of Biafra movement.

Kanu’s case was adjourned due to the absence of ‎the trial judge.  Justice Binta Nyako is away attending the ‘All Judges’ Conference in Abuja.

This is the second time that The Indigenious People of Biafra leader Kanu was absent from court.  On September 14, ‎there was an alleged home invasion by men dressed in military uniform. Family members say Kanu has gone missing since.

Kanu and his co defendants are facing felony treasonable charges.

The Nigerian military says it has no idea where he is and has denied any involvement in his home invasion.

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari visited the Southeastern region where Biafra is situated.

Support for the creation of a “Biafran nation” is gaining popularity again after fifty years when conflict ensued over the secessionist attempt.

The trial resumes in December.

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