JUST IN: The United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union have been instructed to deploy observers to watch Nnamdi Kanu’s trial.
The governments of the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union have been urged to send observers to the trial of Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
Kanu is scheduled to be arraigned today at the Federal High Court in Abuja for the continuation of his trial. The beleaguered separatist leader is facing a slew of accusations, including unlawful possession of weapons, terrorism, and treasonable crime. He will appear in front of Justice Binta Nyako under heavy security.
Deji Adeyanju, an activist, went to Twitter to ask the UK, US, and EU to send monitors to see what he called “human rights abuses.”
“I encourage the United Kingdom, the United States, and the European Union to send observers to the Federal High Court in Abuja before, during, and after Nnamdi Kanu’s trial today so that they may see firsthand the dictatorial Buhari regime’s abuses of human rights in Nigeria,” he said.
He also chastised Nigeria’s government, calling it “a country that forgives terrorists but brutally harasses critics and people speaking truth to power.”
“There is not a single Boko Haram member, killer herder, or bandit on trial in the whole nation. What a pity! This is the most ineffective government in Nigerian history.”