Leader of the Indigenous People Of Biafra, IPOB, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was reportedly lured to a location in Ethiopia with a promise to receive cash donation said to be in millions of dollars.

The IPOB leader who was facing charges bordering on treasonable felony because of his campaign for the secession of Republic of Biafra, had jumped bail in 2017 after a military operation, code named “Operation Python Dance” targeted his family house in Afara Ukwu, in Abia State.

An online news service, The Cable, quoted a security source to have said that the operation to re arrest and put Kanu back on trial had been “ongoing for a while”, until sucess of the operation was recorded on Sunday, June 27.

“He was not arrested in the UK, Brazil or Czech Republic. He was not crated either, contrary to speculations”the Cable quoted the source to have said.

Another online newspaper, The Will, reported that Kanu was “intercepted” in Ethiopia, where it said the IPOB leader was living for a while.

Further reports said Kanu was tracked through some members of his group who were recently arrested following a massive military operation in the South East.

The security agencies were said to have worked through the links to give the IPOB leader the impression that he was going to be given some “millions of dollars’ in cash donations to the organization.

He was said to have decided to collect the money himself “because of the huge amount of money involved”.

Nigeria’s Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, said in Abuja was intercepted on June 27 and extradited to Nigeria.

He did not mention the name of country the IPOB leader was nabbed.

He was reported to have kept his associates and lieutenants in the dark, about his mission.


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