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Biafran Agitator, Nnamdi Kanu, Released After Two-Year Detention

Pro-Biafra agitator and leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu was released from Kuje prison On Friday, April 28 after meeting his bail conditions. Kanu was reportedly granted bail based on health issues by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.

The leader of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and director of Radio Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu, has left Kuje prison in Abuja after spending almost two years in jail by the Nigerian government.

Earlier this week, a Federal High Court in Abuja, citing concerns about Mr.

Kanu’s health, granted bail to the separatist agitator on stringent conditions.

It is reported that Mr. Kanu's immediate release followed a series of negotiations between a few politicians and activists from the Igbo-dominated southeast geopolitical zone and members of President Muhammadu Buhari's government. Speaking on condition of anonymity, one of the sources, a close associate of Mr. Buhari’s administration, disclosed to SaharaReporters that one of the central concerns of the negotiations was to find ways of de-escalating the political tension that has arisen due to renewed agitation by pro-Biafra separatists led by Mr. Kanu and others.

Kanu was driven out of the detention facility by former transportation minister Osita Chidoka.

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