Kanu leads the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which campaigns for the secession of a part of southeastern Nigeria; where the majority belong to the Igbo ethnic group. Nigerian authorities have labeled IPOB a terrorist organisation.
In spite of the fact that a court dismissed the terrorism accusations against separatist leader Nnamdi Kanu, the Nigerian government was still debating what course of action to follow, according to the country’s police minister.
Kanu had been charged with terrorism by the government, but all three judges hearing the case at the Nigerian Court of Appeal dismissed the accusations, stating that a lower court lacked jurisdiction to hear the case and that Kanu had been abducted and unusually extradited to Nigeria.
It’s unclear if Kanu, who wasn’t present when the decision was made in court, has been let go. According to Minister of Police Affairs, “Kanu was dismissed but he is not acquitted. Therefore, government is evaluating the right action to be taken on the case.”