As Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB), was facing trial inside the court, Tuesday, members staged a peaceful protest outside the court premises.
In fact, the entrance to the Federal High Court, Abuja, was crowded with IPOB members, who came in their hundreds to protest the ordeal of their leader and some of their members in the hands of Nigeria government.
Kanu and three others are currently facing trail on a 11-count charges bothering on treasonable felony.
The protesters, who were visibly angry, displayed placards of various inscriptions.
The protesters alleged that some of their members were kidnapped by the Department of State Security (DSS) on the their way from visiting Kanu in Kuje prison which till the moment no one have heard of their whereabouts.
They also frowned at the action of the agency on Tuesday, which barred media from covering the court proceedings.
Speaking with the press, a sister to the detained IPOB leader, Princess Chinwe Kanu held that the Federal Government should dialogue with Kanu as there is no evidence to suggest that Kanu plotted against the country to warrant being tried for treason.
She further asserted that Kanu is a prisoner of conscience who have laid down his life to liberate his people from bondage, “all he is asking for is freedom and freedom he shall get”.
She encouraged IPOB to remain loyal and be their brother’s keeper adding that the Kanus will surely remain grateful for their sacrifice.