Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) have taken over the premises of the Federal High Court, Maitama in Abuja forward of the trial of the chief of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, on Monday.
Kanu is standing trial earlier than Justice Binta Nyako for prices bordering on terrorism, treasonable felony, unlawful possession of arms, amongst others levelled in opposition to him by the Nigerian authorities.
A detachment of hooded armed officers was seen stationed on the entrance of the court docket with motorbikes and automobiles stopping human and vehicular actions into the realm.
The operatives took over the environment of the court docket and the Ministry of Justice constructing, all the way down to Abia State Government’s liaison workplace, stopping folks from accessing the realm.
Those who lodged in resorts within the space have been prevented from transferring out and in of the resorts because the officers insisted that they have been on a particular operation within the space and appealed to them for understanding.
The state of affairs, nevertheless, led to an altercation as some affected individuals engaged the operatives and insisted on going to their lodge rooms.
It shouldn’t be clear if the operatives will enable these working within the space to have entry to their places of work on Monday.
Meanwhile, supporters of the detained IPOB chief have vowed to storm the court docket to indicate solidarity with their chief.
Kanu has been in DSS custody since he was kidnapped in Kenya and extradited to Nigeria, after his transient look earlier than Justice Binta Nyako on June 30.