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Biafra: Court orders Nigerian govt to pay Nnamdi Kanu N1bn, calls for political solution

Nnamdi Kanu in court

A High Court sitting in Abia State, has ordered the Federal Government of Nigeria, to pay Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) the sum of N1billion and issue a letter of apology to him.

Kanu had approached the Court demanding N5billion in damages, over the invasion of his father’s house by the military on September 10, 2017.

In a ruling on Wednesday, according to his lawyer, Aloy Ejimakor, the Court presided over by Justice Benson Anya stated that the Federal Government violated the IPOB leader’s fundamental rights.

The Court also recommended political solution to the agitation for the restoration of the defunct Biafra Republic championed by IPOB.

Kanu’s lawyer made this known in a tweet, saying, “Mazi Nnamdi Kanu WINS as Abia High Court rules that the Federal Government violated his fundamental rights. Orders the Federal government to pay N1b to him and issue a letter of apology to him.

“Most importantly, the Court recommended political solution to the #Biafran agitation.”

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