The missing leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, is still making his way into news circles despite being in hiding.

He has been linked with the 2,671 rifles illegally imported from Turkey but intercepted by the Nigeria Customs Service on four different occasions in 2017.

This is part of the submission made by the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent-Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice, Dayo Apata.

He said this while opposing IPOB’s motion filed before the Federal High Court in Abuja to challenge the court’s order proscribing it and designating it as a terrorist organisation.

The Federal Government said this in a counter-affidavit filed by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation.

It was deposed to by a litigation officer in the Department of State Services, Ayuba Adam.

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Adam, who disclosed in the counter-affidavit that IPOB is a violent group pretending to be non-violent, said a Turkish citizen, Abdukadir Erahraman, visited Kanu sometime in July 2017 when he was urging “Biafrans to rise up and fight a good fight for freedom.”

Drawing a link between the Turkish citizen’s visit to Kanu and the arms smuggled into Nigeria, the counter-affidavit added that the NCS had intercepted 2,671 rifles smuggled from Turkey in 2017 alone.


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