The leader of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu has been accused of using Radio Biafra to stir violence that led to the death of 175 security personnel and destruction of other properties especially in the South East region of the country.
He was accused by the Federal Goverment on Friday during a press briefing of Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) Abubakar Malami in Abuja.
The AGF noted that Kanu used Radio Biafra to converge members of IPOB to launch several attacks in the country among were attacks on security personnel, police stations, security formations, and destruction of properties of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and private citizens.
He also attributed the recent attack on some traditional rulers in Imo State to members of the IPOB group.
Since the re-arrest of Kanu in June members of the group has threatened to lockdown the Southeast region if the Federal Goverment fails to provide him in court for trail.
Nnamdi Kanu is facing a seven-count amended charge bordering on incitement, terrorism, treasonable felony and money laundering.
His charges also includes calling for secession and spreading of malicious falsehoods about President Muhammadu Buhari and other past government.
When Kanu was finally brought to court on Thursday, he however pleaded not guilty by the trial judge Binta Nyako.
Now the AGF has also alleged that Kanu played a part in the violence witnessed during the EndSARS protests in 2020.
“The EndSARS protests of October 2020 played into the sinister plans of Nnamdi Kanu, whereby he seized the protests through subversive and inciting online broadcasts and actively commanded and directed attacks on security personnel and facilities,” Malami said.
He added that,
“As a result of these broadcasts, members of IPOB attacked and killed security personnel and burnt down Police stations, Correctional centres, INEC offices, bus terminals, the Palace of Oba of Lagos, Banks, hospitals, shopping malls and vehicles, amongst others.”
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