Justice Nyako, family should move to prison for safety – Nnamdi Kanu

Nnamdi Kanu IPOB

Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has fired back at Justice Binta Nyako of the Federal High Court, Abuja, saying she should move her family to prison to be sure of their safety.

Mr Kanu said this in a tweet on Friday in response to the judge who said on Thursday that the only way she could guarantee Kanu’s safety was to keep him in prison.


She added that even judges are no longer safe in the country.

Kanu, who fled the country in 2017, had told the court that he was willing to return to continue his trial if his safety would be guaranteed.

Tweeting on Friday, Kanu wrote: “According to Justice Binta Nyako, ‘Nigeria is NOT safe for anyone, including judges.’ If in her view, prison is the safest place to live for Nigerians, I suggest her family move into the nearest one to avoid being abducted. Nigeria is lawless, confirmed!”

Nyako had ordered Kanu’s arrest after revoking the bail granted him.


She explained that the court gave the order because Kanu failed to appear in court after his bail was granted on April 25, 2017.

The judge also ordered that trial would continue in the absence of the IPOB leader and directed that a bench warrant be issued for his arrest.