Court orders arrest of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu
01 April 2019 | 5:17 am
An arrest warrant has been issued against the embattled leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu for consistently failing to appear in court for trial without any reasonable explanation.
Nigerian security forces have arrested three men accused of taking part in a mass abduction on Bethel Baptist High School in July. Gunmen kidnapped 121 students who were asleep in their dorm rooms. The attack took place just outside the city of Kaduna in the north-west of the country. One hundred teens have since managed to escape or were freed, but twenty-one are still unaccounted for.
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The exiled former Catalan leader has arrived in court in Sassari, Italy. He is wanted on charges of sedition over his role in Catalonia's ill-fated push for independence.
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