HAPPENING NOW!!! Heavy Security As Armed Officers Take Over High Court Ahead Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Today

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HAPPENING NOW!!! Heavy Security As Armed Officers Take Over High Court Ahead Of Nnamdi Kanu’s Trial Today

. . .Court Belongs To Nigerians Not DSS – Adeyanju Fumes

…Bars Vanguard, Punch, Other Reporters From Covering Trial

Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have taken over the premises of the Federal High Court, Maitama in Abuja ahead of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday.

Kanu is standing trial before Justice Binta Nyako for charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, illegal possession of arms, among others levelled against him by the Nigerian government.

A detachment of hooded armed officers was seen stationed at the entrance of the court with motorbikes and vehicles preventing human and vehicular movements into the area.

The operatives took over the surroundings of the court and the Ministry of Justice building, down to Abia State Government’s liaison office, preventing people from accessing the area.

Those who lodged in hotels in the area were prevented from moving in and out of the hotels as the officers insisted that they were on a special operation in the area and appealed to them for understanding.

The situation, however, led to an altercation as some affected persons engaged the operatives and insisted on going to their hotel rooms.

It is not clear if the operatives will allow those working in the area to have access to their offices on Monday.

Meanwhile, supporters of the detained IPOB leader have vowed to storm the court to show solidarity with their leader.

Kanu has been in DSS custody since he was abducted in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria, after his brief appearance before Justice Binta Nyako on June 30.

Meanwhile, popular Nigerian activist, Deji Adeyanju has kicked against the prohibition of the public to the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

Adeyanju, reacting on his Twitter page, said all members of the public should be able to attend the trial as the federal high court belongs to Nigerians not Malami or DSS.

Describing Buhari as a tyrant, Adeyanju said Nigerians and the media were allowed to attend court proceedings even in the military era.

His tweet read: “All members of the public can attend Nnamdi Kanu’s trial. His trial is not a secret trial. The Federal H/Court belongs to the people of Nigeria, not Malami or the DSS.

“Even during the military, Nigerians and the media were allowed to attend court proceedings. Shame on Tyrant Buhari.”

Nnamdi Kanu is standing trial before the Justice Binta Nyako Federal High Court, Abuja, on charges bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, among others.

In the meantime, the Department of State Services has reportedly barred some sections of the media from covering the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu.

However, it was learned the DSS barred The Guardian, Vanguard, The PUNCH, Daily Trust, Tribune, Daily Sun, The Cable, and Daily Times, among others.

The media organisations the DSS accredited are Daily Post, ThisDay, Premium Times, The Nation, Daily Independent, The Herald, National Television Authority, Television Continental, African Independent Television and Channels Television.

However, the secret police refused to give reasons for picking 10 media houses while barring others from covering the trial.

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