Security was beefed up around the Federal High Court on Monday ahead of the resumption of the trial of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.

According to reports, armed security operatives, mainly from the Department of State Services, DSS, have barricaded all access routes to the court premises which is beside the Federal Ministry of Justice.

The operatives has also refused to allow reporters access to the court premises, insisting that only media outlets in a list that was handed to them, would be allowed to enter the court premises.

Kanu was intercepted on June 27 and was repatriated to Nigeria in a shadowy operation conducted by Nigerian security operatives in collaboration with international partners.

He was first arrested by Nigerian authorities in 2015 on an 11-count charge bordering on “terrorism, treasonable felony, managing an unlawful society, publication of defamatory matter, illegal possession of firearms, among others.”

The Federal Government is expected to bring new charges against him on Monday.

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