There is a tight security at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday, October 21, 2021, ahead of the trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra.
Operatives of the Department of State Security, officers of the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police Force were seen around the court environment on Thursday morning.
Many journalists were turned back, except for a few who had their names on the prepared list.
Those who work in the court were thoroughly searched before they gained entrance into the court premises.
Nnamdi Kanu, who has a pending case for treasonable felony, fled Nigeria in 2017. He was rearrested and returned to Nigeria in June 2021. Since then, he has been in the Department of State Custody.
The IPOB leader will now be re-arraigned on a seven-count charge as against the five counts he was previously answering to, bordering on treasonable felony and terrorism.