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NIGERIA: Radio Biafra Director granted bail

he Director of  the controversial Radio Biafra and Leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has been granted bail.

18102015C NNAMDIKanu, who is yet to meet his bail conditions, was arrested at Golden Tulip Essential Hotel, Ikeja, on Saturday, October 17.

In a chat with Vanguard, Lawyer of the IPOG group, Egechukwu Obetta, lamented the unfair treatment accorded Kanu in detention despite his ill health. He said he was put in the same cell with terrorists.

The legal practitioner also said that Kanu had vowed not eat any food served by the  Government of Nigeria as he is selective to delicacies.

However, Kanu was released on bail in the sum of N2 million or with surety of N2 million with a civil servant of grade level 16.

“Last week, the Afenifere threatened to secede but nobody was vilified. I am talking about the recent Olu Falae’s kidnap case. The militants in the Niger Delta has done same”, Obetta further said.

IPOB is a separatist movement that call for the independence of Nigeria’s former Eastern Region – proclaimed the Republic of Biafra in 1967 and reannexed to Nigeria three years later, following a civil war that claimed between one and three million lives.

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