The Federal government of Nigeria has written to the Nigerian Court asking that the bail granted to Nnadi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, be revoked and the Ibo group leader be rearrested and brought to Court without further delay.
A statement issued by the office of the Attorney General, Abubakar Malami, on Friday, August 25, confirmed that the Nigerian government asked the court to order the arrest and detention of Mr. Kanu, pending the determination of the charge (s) against him.
The statement which was signed by special assistant to Mr. Malami, Salihu Isah, cited disobedience of court orders, among other issues as grounds for the appeal.
Mr. Kanu, who is facing trial for alleged treason, was granted bail in April by an Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on health grounds.
The other defendants facing trial with him were not granted bail, although all of them had sought to be freed.
It is not very clear why the Nigerian government has made this dramatic announceement, especally given the recent commendable decision of IPOB not to disrupt the November 18, 2017, Anambra state governorship election and the pronouncement by theArewa Youth group to withdraw their ultimatum and quit notice to the Ibos to vacate Northern Nigeria by Ctober 1, this year.