Biafra: Deji Receives Serious Threat Over Planned Peaceful Protest Against – Secret Trail Of – Kanu

Prince Deji Adeyanju, the Convener of a pro-
democracy and good governance group,
Concerned Nigerians, has alleged life threats
from the security operatives comprising the
Department of State Services, DSS, the Police
and the army over his group’s planned peaceful
protest against the secret trial of the leader of
the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Mr.
Nnamdi Kanu by the federal government.

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Recall that the group has condemned and
planned to stage a peaceful protest on Friday,
April 21, 2017 against the planned secret trial of
Mr. Kanu.

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Recall also that the IPOB leader and other pro-
Biafra supporters have been detained since
October 14, 2015, by the DSS over alleged
treasonable felony and illegal association
preferred against them by the federal
government. Although the later charge was later
struck out by the court wherein IPOB or Biafra
was declared not an illegal association and Mr.
Kanu and other detainees granted bail by various
courts, the federal government has continued to
detain them.

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But in a statement signed by both its Convener,
Prince Deji Adeyanju and its Secretary, Dr. John
Danfulani, the pro-democracy group said it has
become necessary to stage the peaceful protest
because, such secret trial as being pushed by
the federal government does not serve the
interest of the course of justice.”
In a separate release to newsmen also, Prince
Adeyanju said he was invited by the security
operatives in the federal capital territory, Abuja
where he was told to step-down his planned
protest against the secret trial of Mr. Nnnamdi
Kanu.

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According to him, ““Just got out of a 1-hour
meeting with Commissioner of Police of FCT. In
attendance was a Director of DSS
Brigade
Commander of the Army.
“They said there’s security concerns over our
rallies: #SayNoToSecretTrial of Nnamdi Kanu
#FreeZakZakky
I asked what concern: No Answer.

“Then threats and more threats.
“I told them, rally will go on as planned
tomorrow for #SayNoToSecretTrial and
#FreeZakZakky on Wednesday.
“Then threats and more threats. I told them, rally
will go on as planned tomorrow for
#SayNoToSecretTrial and #FreeZakZakky on
Wednesday.

“The DSS guy said: Deji, we have never disturbed
you in all your rallies. Why ZakZakky and Kanu
“They have a major issue with ZakZakky &
Kanu.”

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But in the call for the peaceful protest, the group
said, “We invite the general public and members
of the press to our peaceful procession to
protest the attempts to conduct the trial of
detained Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB)
leader, Nnamdi Kanu, in secret.

The procession
will begin at the Unity Fountain on Friday April
21st, 2017 by 0900am.”
“This procession has become necessary in the
light of the FGN’s continued insistence to
conduct the trial in secret. It is our firm belief
that a secret trial in such a high profile matter
does not serve the interests of the course of
justice or Nigeria’s national security interests.”

“Furthermore, Sections 36(3) and 36(6)(d)
guarantee the right to a public trial and to
examine all witnesses called by the prosecution
to all Nigerians citizens. These attempts to try
Nnamdi Kanu in secret not only potentially
violate these rights but also constitute a
precursor to the erosion of the rights and
freedoms of the Nigerian people.”
“In the build up to this procession, we have held
a meeting with a security team comprising the
State Security Services (SSS), the Commissioner
of Police in charge of the Abuja Command of the
Nigerian Police Force and representatives of the
Nigerian Army.

“During this meeting, we reiterated our intention
to conduct a peaceful procession in the manner
of all our previous processions. We also
reiterated our intention to exercise our right to
peaceful and lawful assembly as guaranteed by
the Constitution.

We are well aware of the subtle and not so
subtle threats made at this meeting. However,
we refuse to be intimidated by them. In this
wise, our protest will go on as planned.”

“We urge all Nigerians who plan to attend to be
peaceful and law abiding during the procession.
God bless Nigeria.”

Courtesy: Vanguard News

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