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Nnamdi Kanu’s trial must not be botched – Ex-US Ambassador warns

John Campbell, a former United States Ambassador to Nigeria, has reacted to the rearrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.

In a tweet on his official Twitter handle, Campbell cautioned the Nigerian government on the handling of Kanu’s trial.

He wrote: “Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the separatist Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), was apprehended abroad on June 27 and has been returned to Nigeria for trial. If the government botches Kanu’s trial, it risks further inflaming separatism.”

According to the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, Kanu was apprehended on Sunday and repatriated to Nigeria to continue his trial.

Upon his return to Nigeria, he was brought before the Justice Binta Nyako-led Abuja Federal High Court to continue his trial for treasonable felony.

Justice Nyako remanded Kanu in the custody of the Department of State Services, DSS, while adjourning the case till July 26.

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