Nnamdi Kanu has been under arrest in Lagos since October 2015 for allegedly setting up a media system, outside the country (the U.K.) in the aim of providing necessary information to the people of Biafra about what he claimed was not clear to them: their need to be independent and to bring the Nigerian Government asunder.
This act was counted as a treasonable felony, which made the Federal Government through the High Court prohibit the release of Kanu from detention since then. Kanu who believes that his arrest was unjustifiable and a direct affront to his human rights proposed, through his attorneys, several orders for bail that were denied by the court as the government thought his release would fuel the courage of the Biafrans and create further agitation.
However, Kanu’s wife, Mrs. Uchechi Okwu-Kanu who is based in London revealed her faith in believing that the Biafrans are making progress in their commitment through her husband. She furthered, by expressing her hardship since the arrest of her husband, but was also glad that both international and local communities got to know about the Republic of Biafra is through the confinement of her husband.
Within Nigeria, the Court of Appeals, Abuja division put a smile on Nnmadi Kanu’s face by accepting the hearing of his appeal for the first time. Nnamdi Kanu and his fellow accused will be appearing before the Court on April 25, 2016.
A further development has revealed the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) have gained access to the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), where they can potentially voice their complaints about the Federal Republic of Nigeria, they cite marginalization and oppression to name a few. The access gained has boosted the commitment of the IPOB as group in following through on becoming an independent nation until their protests reach a fruitful end.