The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has expressed that he might have been killed if he did not leave Nigeria.

He stated this when he appeared in court on Tuesday.

The leader of the proscribed group stated that he had to leave after soldiers raided his residence in Abia state.

Recall that Kanu was facing trial for alleged treason before he jumped bail and fled the country in December 2017.

He left the court during a military operation in which soldiers clamped down on his supporters in Abia and reportedly killed some of them.

His residence was later besieged, he, however, escaped to Ghana.

Speaking on Tuesday, Kanu informed the judge that the invasion of his residence forced him to flee the country.

He cited the invasion as the reason for his prolonged absence in court — despite an arrest warrant issued against him.

Nyako, the judge, then told him he should not have jumped his bail, and asked him to consult with his lawyers as the matter has been addressed.


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